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The Evolution of Online Fraud Prevention

October 27, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

When merchants moved from catalogs to websites, IP addresses were used to track transactions. But bad guys figured out how to spoof them. Now we have a number of new technologies designed to fight credit card fraud. The most effective and widely implemented is device reputation...

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Where Will 2012’s Online Threats Come From?

October 07, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

A recent survey released by PWC cites that over 75% of organizations are in the dark when it comes to online threats to their businesses. Given this rather alarming statistic, we wanted to point you towards two relevant SC magazine webcasts on finding and pre-empting hidden threats...

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Protecting Photo Privacy Online

September 24, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

You can use different privacy settings to protect your photos, but sometimes online services have glitches and strangers can see your videos and photos. Cyber Expert Theresa Payton - former White House CIO - offers some easy tips you might want to consider before you upload those photos...

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Google Settles with DOJ for $500 Million Over Drug Ads

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“This investigation is about the patently unsafe, unlawful, importation of prescription drugs by Canadian on-line pharmacies, with Google’s knowledge and assistance, into the United States, directly to U.S. consumers,” said U.S. Attorney Neronha...

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Anti-Stalking Law Threatens Protected Speech Online

August 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The idea that the government should police every inflammatory word spoken online chills freedom of speech and goes against decades of First Amendment case law. The court must recognize social network users' right to speak freely online, even if that speech is unpopular or offensive to some..."

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DHS Announces Partnership To Protect Kids Online

July 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Now, more than ever, it is important that all Americans — adults and children alike — learn to protect themselves online and do their part to ensure that cyberspace is a safe and secure environment for all Internet users..."

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Completed Tax Forms Inadvertently Posted Online

April 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In the majority of the instances where Chapman found sensitive documents that were indexed and searchable, the owners of the information did not realize that by placing the information on family and/or business websites, they were making the information publicly accessible...

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Twenty Percent of Online Fraud is “Friendly”

April 08, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Friendly fraud accounted for twenty percent of fraud affecting merchants. Friendly fraud is when a consumer purchases an item online, receives it, but claims they did not, then requests a refund or chargeback from the merchant or delivery of a duplicate item...

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Cyber Criminals Target Online Gambling Sites

March 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

As more people turn to online poker, bingo, sportsbooks, and betting sites, cyber criminals are developing more ways to take advantage. Financial fraud such as chargebacks and money laundering are major issues for gambling operators, not to mention player collusion and bonus abuse...

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South Florida Key to Romanian Cyber Crime Syndicates

March 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In recent years, South Florida has become a hub for middlemen working for Romanian crime syndicates that post vehicles and other big-ticket items on auction sites in hopes of duping American bargain hunters who send off money and never get anything back, court records show..."

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Top Five Online Scams

March 16, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Phishing continues to become more sophisticated, more effective, and more prevalent. In one example, criminal hackers waited until Pennsylvania school administrators were on vacation, then used simple money transfers to liquidate over $440,000 out of the districts accounts...

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Point-of-Sale Systems are Easy Target for Hackers

March 06, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Online systems are slowly becoming better at protecting data, mostly because they have been under constant attack for a long time. Hackers are very opportunistic, and cyber crime has become big business. Speed counts, and if it is faster just to target the POS system, you better believe they will...

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Do Issuing Banks Have Nothing to Lose to CNP Fraud?

March 03, 2011 Added by:rebekah donaldson

Costs for the card issuing bank are an average of $15 per transaction, plus fees assessed for each chargeback. More, in fact, than the maximum $10 charge that the acquirer had to eat. Across more than 1 million fraudulent transactions in this single case, that’s over $15 million...

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Online Credit Applications Ripe For Fraud

February 24, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Fraudulent credit card applications are the most lucrative form of credit card fraud. Identity thieves love credit cards because they are the easiest accounts to open, and they allow thieves to quickly turn data into cash...

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OddJob Trojan Prevents Online Banking Session Termination

February 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Another interesting feature of OddJob, which makes it stand out from the malware crowd, is its ability to bypass the logout request of a user to terminate their online session... the legitimate user thinks they have logged out, when in fact the fraudsters remain connected..."

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Preventing Online Fraud: Assumptions versus Awareness

February 22, 2011 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

Experts (and vendors) are recommending banks increase their security measures and implement expensive fraud detection solutions. Unfortunately this is merely reacting to a symptom rather than preventing the problem. The root of the problem is uneducated consumers and lack of situational awareness...

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