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SSCC 166 - A sleeping bag and a camping stove to queue for an iPhone? [PODCAST]

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For your listening pleasure!

Here's the latest episode in our weekly podcast series...

10 security holes that cybercrooks dream about - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's this week's episode of 60 Second Security.

Enjoy the latest security news in just one minute...

Home Depot says, "Er, yes, we did have a breach actually"‏

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Just how big and bad it will turn out to be is still unknown...all we know so far is that Home Depot has officially confirmed that, yes, there was indeed a breach.

Home Depot credit card breach: company to "investigate"

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Home Depot has responded to reports yesterday that it suffered a credit card breach.

Bad passwords on PoS terminals lead to card stealing Backoff malware

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This time the crooks are distributing their point-of-sale malware through remote control applications like Microsoft's RDP. No exploits, no social engineering, just good, old-fashioned password guessing.

SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

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Where does your country sit on the fraud list? Just how much can you trust SMSes on Android? Is Apple serious enough about iOS security? And will Google's End-To-End email encryption plugin save the world?

Find out with Chet and Duck in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

Chip-and-PIN should be "Chip-and-Skim," say Cambridge card-cloners

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Back in 2011, cryptographers at the University of Cambridge were approached by a man whose bank refused to refund a series of disputed transactions.

So they set out to answer the question, "Is it reasonable to assume the infallibility of Chip-and-PIN transactions?"

MasterCard aims to reduce card fraud with smartphone geo-location technology

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MasterCard and Syniverse are running a pilot scheme that aims to reduce credit card fraud by making sure that a customer's card and mobile phone are in the same location when the card is used.

Craft store Michaels faces second credit card compromise in 3 years

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The largest craft supply store in North America, Michaels, has indicated it may be the latest retail company to have credit cards compromised in a large scale malware attack.

Target's data breach MUCH bigger than first thought - now more than 100,000,000 records

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US megaretailer Target is having a tough time of it.

Having said that, so are its customers - and even, as it now turns out, many of its non-customers, too.

Target has now joined companies like Adobe and Sony in the "hundred million plus" data breach club...

"Followup phish" targets possible victims of last month's JP Morgan Chase card breach

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Here's a brief reminder of how cybercriminals use real security disasters to cause follow-up disasters of their own.

This time, it's a "followup phish" aimed at JP Morgan Chase customers...

CarderPlanet bust, Target credit card breach, online safety for kids - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What prison sentence for the man who pioneered online carding? How many credit cards did Target lose? Does your encryption software "speak" to passers-by? How to keep your kids safe online over the holidays?

Find out in 60 seconds!

Copying fingerprints, Firefox trusted, Facebook not, Yahoo recycles - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How do you copy fingerprints? Which is the most trustworthy browser? Who will use Facebook for payments? How long does an email address live?

Satisfy your curiosity with this week's 60 Second Security!

Thieves rig Barnes & Noble PIN pads to steal credit card data

Thieves rig Barnes & Noble PIN pads to steal credit card data

Hackers tampered with point-of-sale terminals at 63 bookstores to hijack customers' credit card and PIN information.

Keep an eye on your statements and watch for unauthorised transactions.

Need a debit card? Twitter account exposes photos of debit and credit cards

Credit card data stolen from 100s of attendees at Boston conventions

Identity thieves of the world unite... a Twitter account has just made things a whole lot easier for you.

36 websites selling credit card details shut down [VIDEO]

36 websites selling credit card details shut down [VIDEO]

Cybercrime is big business these days, in fact it's an industry. So it's not a surprise to find that criminals are embracing ecommerce. But some will be surprised to discover just how professional and legitimate criminal websites can appear.

Google Wallet - why you shouldn't throw away your wallet just yet

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Google Wallet has been revealed to the world.

Should you be throwing away your physical wallet or are there good reasons for keeping it?

Hackers steal credit card details at Wisconsin and Tennessee Wilderness resorts

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Bad news if you have been on vacation at one of the Wilderness resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin in the last couple of years - hackers may now have your credit card details.

There may be up to 40,000 victims of the hack - which could lead to identity theft.

Hotel credit card wrong transaction email malware attack

Hotel credit card wrong transaction email malware attack

Emails claiming to be from a hotel about a wrong transaction on your credit card are being spammed worldwide - with the intention of infecting your computer with a malware.

Malware attack disguised as email about blocked credit card

Malware attack disguised as email about blocked credit card

Cybercriminals have spammed out emails which claim to be a warning that your credit card has been blocked, but in reality contain a malicious attachment designed to infect your computer.