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Tips for staying safe this Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday deals Cyber Monday, one of the largest online shopping days of the entire year, is coming November 26. The National Retail Federation estimates that shoppers spent more than $1.2 billion last year, doing more than a third of their holiday shopping online. The issue? This influx of activity online, often times during business […]

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How to protect ourselves from Payment Fraud

Some basic advice has been issued by Apacs, and includes: * Don’t let your cards or your card details out of your sight when making a transaction * Do not keep your passwords, login details or Pins written down * Do not disclose Pins, login details or passwords in response to unsolicited emails * Only […]

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Citi credit card security breach discovered

“Citigroup says it has discovered a security breach in which a hacker accessed personal information from hundreds of thousands of accounts. Citigroup said the breach occurred last month and affected about 200,000 customers.” “During routine monitoring, we recently discovered unauthorized access to Citi’s account online,” said Citigroup, in a prepared statement. “A limited number — […]

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Protect your credit card information and avoid Fraud

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Essentials of Online payment Security and Fraud Prevention As we all know that credit card frauds are on the rise and crooks are utilizing more advanced techniques to acquire credit card information. In these circumstances anyone can lose their private and credit card information to crooks. Individual due diligence […]

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13 Things an Identity Thief Won’t Tell You

Image by CarbonNYC via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security by Reader’s Digest Magazine, on Thu Aug 12, 2010 Interviews by Michelle Crouch Former identity thieves confess the tactics they use to scam you. 1. Watch your back. In line at the grocery store, I’ll hold my phone like I’m looking at […]

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Identity theft: How to protect your kids

Image by TheTruthAbout… via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security Identity theft that targets children is rising. Here are five steps to protect your family By Alissa Figueroa Identity theft has grown into a multibillion-dollar problem. And it’s not only adults who are targeted. At least 7 percent of the reported cases […]

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FTC Says Scammers Stole Millions, Using Virtual Companies

Image via Wikipedia 100% Internet Credit Card Fraud Protected by Robert McMillan The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has disrupted a long-running online scam that allowed offshore fraudsters to steal millions of dollars from U.S. consumers — often by taking just pennies at a time. The scam, which had been run for about four years, according […]

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Symantec: SMBs Change Security Approach with Growing Threats

Image via CrunchBase By: Brian Prince A survey of small to midsize businesses from 28 different countries by Symantec found that companies are focusing more on information protection and backup and recovery. Driving these changes is a fear of losing data. Today’s small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are facing a growing threat from cyber-attacks, and […]

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Taking Credit Card Security Seriously

Image by Getty Images via Daylife PCI DSS v1.2: A Practical Guide to Implementation By David F. Carr @ Forbes The easiest way for small businesses to address the information security requirements imposed by credit card companies is the wrong way. I’m talking about lying and praying. In 2004 the major credit card companies got […]

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U.S. businesses face skimming fraud increase

City woman victim of skimming; Credit card number used for purchases at store in Florida.(City): An article from: Winnipeg Free Press By Angela Moscaritolo – SCMagazineUS.com U.S. banks are grappling with a recent increase in skimming attacks, which are being carried out by Eastern European gangs aiming to steal consumer bank account numbers and PINs, […]

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A home computer credit card scam and family loses 9k

Image via Wikipedia DesMoinesRegister.com Nearly $9,000 was stolen from a Des Moines family’s credit union account after their home computer was hacked. The theft occurred at the end of March. “My husband was on the computer and he’d just paid a credit card bill,” Nickie Siracusano said. “A pop-up that said PC Shields came up […]

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Healthcare ID theft may rise with digital records

By Margaret Collins BLOOMBERG NEWS Sierra Morgan was billed $12,000 on her health care credit card in November for liposuction, a procedure she never requested or received. “It’s depressing to know that someone used my name and knows so much about me,” said Morgan, 31, a respiratory therapist from Modesto, Calif. There were more than […]

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Mary’s Pizza hit by hackers

Image by purpleslog via Flickr There is a big misconception out there that PCI DSS compliance does not apply to us, we are relatively small company The fact is PCI DSS must be met by all organizations that transmit, process or store payment card data. Also business owner want to know what is ROI on […]

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Internet security breach found at UCSF

Image via Wikipedia By Erin Allday, SF Chronicle Hackers may have had access to personal information for about 600 UCSF patients as a result of an Internet “phishing” scam, campus officials said Tuesday. The security breach occurred in September when a faculty physician in the UCSF School of Medicine provided a user name and password […]

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Five ways to lose your identity

By Jaikumar Vijayan The rush by shoppers to the Web makes the season a great time for online retailers. It’s also a great time for hackers looking to steal data and money from the unwary millions expected to search for great deals online. Checkout huge savings on Today’s Hot Deals on Information Security Solutions for […]

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Hackers steal credit-card numbers from restaurant customers

Here we have another unnecessary credit card data breach in a small organization which resulted in a loss of customers data demonstrating poor baseline security of small organization in this case a restaurant. Small organizations are not ready for PCI Compliance. Checkout why PCI Compliance is essential and why small merchants have to comply. Review […]

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PCI DSS Law and State of Nevada

Image by purpleslog via Flickr 45 States followed California when they introduced “SB1386”, the Security Breach Information Act, which has specific and restrictive privacy breach reporting requirements. Similarly to the SB1386 Law, California, Massachusetts & Texas are already looking at making PCI DSS Law and history tells us that when California moves, everyone else follows! […]

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Credit Card Primary Account Number and Encryption

50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit: Everything You Need to Know About Identity Theft, Credit Cards, Credit Repair, and Credit Reports Primary Account Number (PAN) is a “12-digit or 19-digit numeric code embossed on the face side of a bank card, and also encoded in the Magnetic Stripe. The primary account number […]

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Credit card authorization process weakness

Image via Wikipedia Credit Repair Kit For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) Credit card authorization sequence: 1) Creditholder swipes card at merchant. A request is sent to merchants bank 2) Merchants bank “asks” processor to determine the cardholder bank 3) Processing network finds cardholders bank and request approval for purchase 4) Cardholders bank […]

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PCI compliance is essential and why you have to

During this down turn economy organized cyber crime is a booming underground business these days. Most of the security expert and FBI agree that cybercrimes are on the rise and pose a biggest threat to US vital infrastructure. Cybercriminals are thieves in cyberspace who will swipe the sensitive data and sell to other criminals in […]

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