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Flash Attacks: Big Money for Payment Card Scammers

January 15, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The latest ATM scam is so brilliantly simple, it’s hard to believe that it actually works. Apparently, banks’ fraud detection systems are unable to flag nearly simultaneous transactions from the same account. This leaves bank customers vulnerable to what’s been termed a flash attack...

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Vodafone Investigating Database Breach Allegations

January 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Any unauthorised access to the portal will be taken very seriously, and would constitute a breach of employment or dealer agreement and possibly a criminal offence. All passwords have been reset and a review is being undertaken of the training and process as an additional precaution..."

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New Fake ATM Keypads Extremely Difficult to Detect

January 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

With the new fake ATM keypads, the time between skimming and cashing-in is reduced significantly. The mock keypads are nearly undetectable to the lay person, and transmit PIN data in real time, along with the skimmed card information. Criminals can then immediately begin stealing cash directly from accounts...

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Hacked Apple iTunes Accounts Offered for Sale

January 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

China's biggest online retail website is offering hacked Apple iTunes store accounts for sale. The accounts contain detailed information including credit card numbers of the registered account owners, enabling purchasers of the breached accounts to buy music, movies, games and other products...

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Retailers’ Point of Sale Terminals Skimmed

January 03, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

POS machines are particularly vulnerable because the magnetic stripe technology, which has been around for 40 years, is essentially defenseless against modern fraud techniques. Anyone can easily, and legally, purchase a skimming device for a couple hundred dollars...

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Eleven Tips for Secure Online Shopping

December 22, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Here are eleven tips to have a safe online shopping experience during the holiday season: Avoid spoofed websites - Common sense says any time you receive an offer via an e-mail automatically be suspicious. The same goes with offers via tweets and messages received in any social media site...

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Staying Secure Through the Holidays

December 18, 2010 Added by:Guy Pace

This is the time when people become victims of scammers and criminals who capitalize on distractions and stresses. Here are a few quick tips to help reduce the potential for becoming yet another holiday victim...

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Report: Identity Theft Dings U.S. Victims for $17 Billion

December 16, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The total cost to U.S. victims of identity theft is estimated to be a staggering $17 Billion dollars, according to a report issued by The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The monumental sum includes direct losses to fraudsters and out-of-pocket costs in the aftermath of an incident...

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Zeus Trojan Using Man-In-The-Middle on Retailer Sites

December 10, 2010 Added by:Headlines

A security company reports they have detected the use of man-in-the-middle and social engineering tactics in conjunction with the Zeus Trojan to skim credit card numbers and personal information when consumers are visiting the websites of large commercial retailers...

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Seven Tips for Better Credit Card Security

November 24, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Every time you use a credit or debit card you increase the chances of that card number being used fraudulently. Cards can be skimmed and hacked in a number of different ways. Whenever you hand your card to a salesperson or waiter, watch where your card is taken and what is done with it...

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