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  • 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.

  • US bank customers targeted with vishing messages

    02.05.2014

    Customers of a number of US banks have recently been hit by Voice over IP phishing (vishing) attacks orchestrated by eastern European cyber crooks, warns John LaCour, founder and CEO of PhishLabs.

  • 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).

  • MasterCard and Visa to accelerate payment security

    10.03.2014

    MasterCard and Visa announced the formation of a new cross-industry group focused on enhancing payment system security to keep pace with the expectations of consumers, retailers and financial institutions.

  • Zeus retrieves attack list hidden in sunset and cat images

    04.03.2014

    Malware peddlers employing a new Zeus banking Trojan variant have resorted to hiding the malware's configuration file into innocuous-looking sunset and cat photos, warns Trend Micro.




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How to keep your contactless payments secure

Posted on 19 September 2014.  |  Fraudsters can pickpocket a victimís financial data using low-cost electronics that can fit into a rucksack. Here are the top security threats you should be aware of if youíre using a RF-based card, along with our top safety tips to keep your payments secure.


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