Posts Tagged ‘Financial services’

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 […]

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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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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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ATM bandits hack security

Image via Wikipedia Overseas gangs have cracked the code of ATM anti-skimming devices in Australia just two months after their roll-out. ATM Security Breach News Video Overseas gang has cracked the code of ATM using skimming devices in Australia, where bank customers are defenseless against organized crime unless they check ATM themselves against any sign […]

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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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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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PCI DSS Misconceptions and Facts

M1 – We are relatively small company so we don’t have to worry about PCI compliance F1 – The PCI DSS must be met by all organizations that transmit, process or store payment card data M2 – PCI DSS is either a regulation or a standard F2 – It‘s a neither a standard nor a […]

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Cyber threats and overall security assessment

Image via Wikipedia In the past when senior management (execs) needed to understand the financial implication of cyber threats and their exposures, they turned their questionnaires toward IT for relevant answers. In other words IT risk assessment was the answer in the past to understand the financial implications of cyber threats. The IT risk assessment […]

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