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  • US switch to chip-and-PIN cards not a panacea for fraud

    11.08.2014

    The massive breach that Target suffered late last year was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back and made the company decide to move to chip-and-PIN card technology.

  • Researchers discover critical flaws in the Chip and PIN system

    19.05.2014

    A group of researchers from Cambridge University have discovered two critical flaws in the "Chip and PIN" (EMV) smart card payment system that can be misused to "clone" cards so effectively that normal bank procedures won't spot the fake.

  • ATMs running Windows XP targeted with cash-dispensing malware

    25.03.2014

    Microsoft has been aggressively campaigning to get users to stop using Windows XP, and has gone so far as to offer $100 off the purchase of a new PC via the Microsoft Store in order to sweeten the switch to a newer OS (preferably Windows 8).

  • Google Glass offers additional security to ATM users

    11.03.2014

    Taking photos with a wink, checking one's calendar with a glance of the right eye, reading text messages — the multinational cooperation Google wants to make it possible with Google Glass.

  • Millions stolen via bluetooth-enabled skimming devices

    22.01.2014

    Thirteen individuals have been indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney for stealing victims’ banking information with skimming devices at gas stations throughout the Southern United States, and using that information to steal, and then launder, more than $2 million using ATMs and banks in Manhattan.




Spotlight

Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing MITM attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.


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