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Online users, Careful during holiday times

Holiday season is on. And Online users whether using Internet Banking or e-shopping or general net users, just a reminder even assuming most of you already know it. Careful with mails, greetings or s...

20 Dec 2007
Online Banking
Paul Penrose

Barclays faces protest over clunky PINSentry authentication

Rumblings of discontent among Barclay’s customers over the bank’s new PINSentry chip and PIN authentication device for online banking. The device, provided by Dutch vendor Gemalto is used together wit...

19 Dec 2007
Ross McGill

Convergence? what convergence?

Is it me or does there seem to be a lack of convergence on the subject of security in internet banking these days? From a user perspective I have accounts with ING, Nationwide and Barclays to name bu...

19 Dec 2007
Innovation in Financial Services
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Internet Banking - Scene of last decade and some learnings

In the days of virtualization where working mothers and traveling sales-team prefer to use flexi-time and remote jobs profile; Internet is being adopted as a parallel medium of communication, transa

18 Dec 2007
Online Banking
Elton Cane

Sophisticated hackers target corporate bank accounts

According to this article yesterday on Computerworld a sophisticated crew of German speaking hackers have conducted a data mining exercise with a difference. They've trolled through the account detai...

14 Dec 2007
Information Security
Ross McGill

Indecent Exposure - keep your SOX on in bed!

I see that financiers have noticed that there's been a 12.4% increase in de-listings of foreign companies on US exchanges. The explanation appears to be either "a pent up demand to leave the US&...

05 Dec 2007
Innovation in Financial Services
Elizabeth Lumley

Brave New World--deal with it or get off the pot

When I was in university in the early 1990s, I took a class on American Foreign Policy (no laughs please). My professor had worked in the Nixon and Reagan administrations and would not have been embar...

04 Dec 2007
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Metadata catches politicians out again...and again..

What is it about politics and embarrassing metadata? UK readers will be familiar with the row about dodgy political donations that is currently surrounding the Labour party. It was perhaps only a ma...

03 Dec 2007
Information Security
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What happened to common sense?

The latest government data loss story beggars belief. It does make you wonder what would happen if we were stupid enough to introduce an ID cards scheme. I'm putting my money where my mouth is at www...

21 Nov 2007
Paul Penrose

Dead in the water

That was the phrase used by the shadow chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne on national radio news this morning in reference to the UK government’s plans to introduce a biometric-based national ...

21 Nov 2007
Retired Member

ILP - it's always someone else's fault

Given that much of my time spent in conversations around metadata leakage being someone else's fault / responsibility, it was fascinating to watch the Chancellor's performance in the House this aftern...

20 Nov 2007
Information Security
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PayPal anti-phishing video

Hi In the light of the latest Sophos research - http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2007/10/18/phishing_trends/ - about PayPal phishing attacks being on the wane. This short video may be of interest. It...

14 Nov 2007