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Separation of duties and IT security

Muddied responsibilities create unwanted risk and conflicts of interest. New regulations such as GDPR now require that you pay more attention to roles and duties on your security team.

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The thorny issue of verifying humans

Customer identity access management and how verification of users is not working. A look at the concept of levels of assurance (LOA) as an integer based system that needs a rethink. How probability based identity is the way forward....

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Developer uses code to get revenge on tech support and IRS scammers

Tech support and IRS scams have become as common as random emails proclaiming that you've won the lottery, or emails from prince in some foreign land who wants to share their wealth. One potential victim used a bit of code to take...

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27 arrested for black box ATM attacks across Europe

Europol said in a statement last week that 27 people have been arrested for their connection to a string of successful black box attacks against ATMs across Europe. Since 2016, these attacks have resulted in more than €45 million in...

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What not to get Mom for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, this is the day that you thank your Mom for her love and support. … But don’t thank her with a gift card.

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Ad network takes steps to reduce fraud

Online advertisers are losing billions to fraud, but one advertising network has successfully taken steps to clean up its platform. U.S. advertisers spent more $25 billion on programmatic online ads last year, meaning that about $8...

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Criminals turning to fraudulent gift cards

As retailers and other businesses increase security measures to prevent the use of gift cards purchased with stolen credit card numbers, cyber criminals have been focusing on fraudulent gift cards, according to a report released this...

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Job seekers beware of recruiters

Paying a recruiter to find you a job could leave you the victim of a scam. Trending scams that could leave N00bs paying to stay unemployed.

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Human weakness enabling financial cybercrime

Cybercrime costs $3 trillion worldwide. One reason, a Boston police detective told a Boston banking audience, is because they make it too easy.

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Buying fraud right off the virtual rack

Report finds fraud running rampant, especially in the retail sector.

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Cybersecurity companies to watch

CBInsights created a list of startups that its metrics showed has early-to mid-stage high-momentum companies pioneering technology with the potential to transform cybersecurity. 

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Email security appears grounded as attacks continue to take flight

With clever cybercriminals finding creative new ways to get to users, has email security lost the battle to protect.

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Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

Apple has patched a bug in the iOS version of Safari that was used by criminals to spook users into paying $125 or more because they thought the browser was broken.

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Study finds devices are not wiped properly

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) found in a recent study that 40 percent of the devices that bought from secondhand markets had PII on them.

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Continuous IT audits are needed to combat today's cyber threats

It's time to shift to continuous audits as cyber threats are dynamic and constantly changing, we can no longer afford to take a static snapshot of critical IT systems.

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Bot attacking gift card accounts

Distil Networks has found a bot affecting nearly 1,000 customer websites. Gift cards are under attack by hackers, and consumers are being advised to check their balances.

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Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams

The price of a single Bitcoin passed that of an ounce of gold for the first time this month, and scammers were quick to get in on the action with Ponzi schemes and phishing sites spread via social media.

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IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

Anti-fraud measures by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state agencies over the past two years have made tax refund scams harder for cyber criminals to pull off even as attacks targeting taxpayer information continue unabated.

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