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Viewing posts from January, 2009

eat-the-rich

I found this interesting from a risk-management perspective for financial service firms: Atlanta-based WiFi security provider AirDefense says they are seeing "Evil Twin" attacks in locations that cater to high-networth individuals, such as: "first class lounge of an international airport, and in garages that specialize in expensive cars that offered Wi-Fi while you wait. Train station lounges had also been targeted."

ebay-passwords-under-attack-from-botnet

A botnet is supposedly attempting to brute force attack Ebay's password system according to Alladin Systems. There is no response from Ebay about the matter yet. Does that mean they have been unsuccessful? I would think that a brute force attack on passwords would result in a lot of users being disabled, which we would have heard about by now.

estonian-phisher-nabbed

"Pau said the suspect stole the money by infecting thousands of computers with a clever - and for a long time undetectable - trojan that transmitted their personal information, including internet banking account numbers and passwords, to him."

etrade-to-deploy-rsa-tokens-but-does-it-stop

ETrade announced that they would be offering RSA SecurID key fob tokens to account holders with more than $50,000 in assets.

expresspay-now-at-mcdonalds-expect-more-fraud

I've always wondered why you could buy gas with a credit card without needing a PIN number. It would seem to me that adding a PIN to purchases where the user does the swiping would eliminate 90% of stolen credit card purchases.

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