Credit Card Crime – Weaknesses in current system

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This informative NBC news article shares weaknesses in current CC system http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/online-hacks-plastic-fakes-strange-life-stolen-credit-card-2D11803344 QUOTE: If there is a weakness in a system, opportunistic hackers will find it. In 2007, criminals exploited the lax Wi-Fi security used with hand-held price-checking devices at multiple Marshalls locations. That resulted in 45.7 million credit card numbers being stolen from the […]

Microsoft Security Updates – December 2013

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During December 2013, critical security patches were released for Windows, IE, Office, and other products. ISC rates two of these as PATCH NOW (highest rating). All corporate and home users should install these updates to ensure best levels of protection. http://isc.sans.org/diary/Microsoft+December+Patch+Tuesday/17198 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-dec

Website Defacement Attack – OpenSSL.org

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The Internet Storm Center documents website defacement that was quickly repaired and is being investigated by authorities. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/OpenSSL+suffers+apparent+defacement/17309 https://www.openssl.org/news/ QUOTE: Update 29 DEC: Per OpenSSL.org, re: web site defacement, “Investigation in progress, more details to follow.” While now recovered and seemingly back to normal, http://www.openssl.org appears to have been defaced. As soon as root cause […]

Target Data Breach – Highly Sophisticated and Planned Attack

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As articles below note this may be one of most well planned and sophisticated attacks of all time, where highly advanced malware was secretly implanted within POS register systems. The timing of attacks was also conducted at peak of e-commerce season. Impacted users should immmediately change CC# & PIN# plus carefully monitor future statements closely. […]


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