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Firms dish out personal data for quick profits

A survey by internet security outfit Strongmail caught my attention this morning over breakfast. Around 60% of the surveyed marketing and data protection executives at 900 firms said they'd had a da...

23 Jun 2008
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TFL Oyster card hacked

Researchers in the Netherland have cracked and cloned an Oyster travel card, used across London for tube, bus and some overland rail travel. They gave themselves credit and enjoyed free rides on the ...

23 Jun 2008
Sriram Natarajan

Carbons are forever

I am intrigued by the number of conferences and events on 'greening of financial services'. Unless I got it wrong, I am not sure if financial services is on the top 10 list of industries contributing ...

22 Jun 2008
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Instant worm toolkit for infecting PCs

Here's a handy thing for would-be hackers lacking programming skills - a handy utility that can take any executable file (designed for Trojans - but could be anything) and turn it into a self-propagat...

18 Jun 2008
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The internet is doomed - according to Radio 4

The item on this morning's Today programme (The BBC's flagship daily newsfest) had me choking on my coffee - the basic premise is that the amount of viruses and trojans knocking about spell the end of...

17 Jun 2008
Uri Rivner

FaaS: Fraud as a Service

"The next sea change is upon us", wrote Bill Gates in an internal Microsoft memo in 2005, relating to the growing phenomenon of Internet-based software applications and services. This memo p...

17 Jun 2008
Online Banking
Sriram Natarajan

Dumb and Dumber?

I notice a lot of attention in the blogosphere to this article on how the Internet (Google in particular) is turning humanity into a mass of 'thoughtless' nerds with a poor attention span and limited ...

12 Jun 2008
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Breach Laws fail to stem losses and RSA encrypto-stortion

A study by Carnegie Melon University has found that legislation mandating reporting of data breaches (and fines) has failed to lower ID theft or it's effects. Is it that nothing has changed and the do...

10 Jun 2008
Information Security
Sriram Natarajan

ID Theft - After-shock review

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a non-profit organisation involved in the fight against ID theft, has released the 2007 'ID Theft Aftermath' report. This report outlines the 'human' side of...

05 Jun 2008
Alex Noble

Phone Banking vs Facebook banking

I was very interested to see two good stories on Finextra today. The first was that around half of Facebook users want to be able to bank through Facebook. The second was that 91% of British adults h...

05 Jun 2008
Keith Appleyard

Password sharing in the National Health Service

Full story available at http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/05/30/230883/password-sharing-leaves-nhs-audit-trail-in-tatters.htm Investigators have been unable to trace a doctor involved a me...

02 Jun 2008
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25 percent of US computers infected with malware

Here's something to keep you awake at night - the OECD reckon one in four computers in the US are infected with malware of various forms. It's all highly sophisticated and getting more and more devio...

02 Jun 2008