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Encryption used in most GSM networks cracked and available

I didn't get to wait until the New Year for those GSM mobile phone conversations and phone banking sessions to become even more accessible to criminals (it is unlawful to intercept mobile communicatio...

31 Dec 2009
Whatever...
Bo Harald

If you do not know where you are going - any road will do..

If you do not know where you are going - any road will do..This springs to mind when witnessing the plethora of alternatives created by today's technology and fragmented doings of both natives and imm...

29 Dec 2009
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

Expanding Internet Capabilities Makes U.S. Vulnerable

The FBI considers the cyber threat against our nation to be one of the greatest concerns of the 21st century. Steven R. Chabinsky is deputy assistant director of the cyber division of the Federal Bure...

29 Dec 2009
Robert Siciliano

Russian Hackers Make Millions Breaching ATMs

It started simply by hacking 7-Elevens public website using a SQL injection. SQL is abbreviation of Structured Query Language. Pronounced ”Ess Que El” or ”Sequel” depending on who you ask. This l...

28 Dec 2009
Robert Siciliano

U.S. Cyber Challenge to Defeat Criminal Identity Theft

President Obama has chimed in with a directive to review the nations cyber security as it relates to security and our critical infrastructures. CNN recently reported about the “U.S. Cyber Challenge”...

28 Dec 2009
Sriram Natarajan

Will Twitter founder Square Visa - MasterCard?

Further to my earlier post on Internet based payment applications, it looks like 2010 is going to be the year of alternate payments. We can see the high level of interest in the subject. Jack Dorsey -...

26 Dec 2009
Cedric Pariente

MC2009

Merry Christmas 2009 May the end of 2009 be as sweet as 2010 that I hope to be your best year ever

25 Dec 2009
Online Banking
Robert Siciliano

The Feast of the 7 Phishes

Being a “Siciliano” and having roots in Italy, namely Sicily, the little island at the bottom of the boot, we have a tradition where we celebrate “the vigil” (La Vigilia), with a Feast of the Seven Fi...

23 Dec 2009
Bo Harald

I cannot see around the corner..

Too often I tend to forget that I cannot see around the corner. This means that I am spending too much time in trying to imagine the future. Instead I should take my vision and passion and go around t...

23 Dec 2009
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

Craigslist ATM I bought Causes Industry Stir

Apparently I raised a hackle or two. Seems my little stunt got the attention of industry insiders, and not all of them believe that I bought a used ATM on Craigslist, which turned out to contain tho...

22 Dec 2009
Retired Member

Every Little Helps. The Tesco approach to over-limit Fees.

So ... The other day I tried to use my Tesco Finest Platinum Turbo-Nutter credit card, and the transaction was declined. Happens to the best of us I know, but it is paid off every month, and I had re...

22 Dec 2009
Retired Member

Mini-Outsourcing - small but perfectly formed

The Outsourcing Paradigm What is the reason that many organisations do not pursue any form of outsourcing as a means to drive cost reduction and efficiency improvement? Could it be that past experienc...

22 Dec 2009