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Bank teller foils holdup, nabs suspect — loses job

Alongside our recent what not to wear for a bank robbery, here's what not to do in a bank robbery. A Seattle bank teller who knocked a would-be robber to the ground on Tuesday was fired from his job on Thursday. Jim Nicholson said he knew he was breaking bank policy but wanted to stop…

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Just how easy is it to hack your PC?

I've regularly added notes about hacking and malware on the net, as this is a critical component of online finance issues.  Firms like Symantec and McAfee are regularly producing materials that advise in this space, although one of my favourite sources of updates is the blog written by Graham Cluley of Sophos. Today, he's posted…

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Report shows that IT guys steal

Finanser sponsor Cisco released a report yesterday that has grabbed a ton of headlines: IT guys steal Yep, all you techie, geeky, propeller heads out there are thieving criminalistic mafiosa types. Or so Cisco say anyway. How do they come to this conclusion? Because laid-off workers from banks’ IT departments during the credit crunch are…

Cisco

Report shows that IT guys steal

Finanser sponsor Cisco released a report yesterday that has grabbed a ton of headlines: IT guys steal Yep, all you techie, geeky, propeller heads out there are thieving criminalistic mafiosa types. Or so Cisco say anyway. How do they come to this conclusion? Because laid-off workers from banks’ IT departments during the credit crunch are…

Cisco

Jeff Goldblum is not dead

Presenting a webinar yesterday, I spent a bit of time talking about Twitter in banking. Brian Hartzer, the former CEO of ANZ, has been an avid tweeter and even announced his departure from ANZ on Twitter (he's taking over Retail Banking at RBS in the UK). More recently sites such as Stocktwits and Twitscoop allow…

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Cracking ATMs the malware way

I get a lot of email feeds and news from financial websites, but often spot real banking news in more unlikely places … like New Scientist magazine. On the front cover of last week's mag was a story about Gaia's evil twin.   I thought that was going to be about the social networking world…

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Time for the Gangsters?

A new film comes out in July called Public Enemies, with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. It’s the story of John Dillinger, who went on a rampage of bank robbing in 1933-34, and gained notoriety as a kind of Robin Hood gangster anti-hero. At the time, many other anti-hero’s were at work with Al Capone…

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Time for the Gangsters?

A new film comes out in July called Public Enemies, with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. It’s the story of John Dillinger, who went on a rampage of bank robbing in 1933-34, and gained notoriety as a kind of Robin Hood gangster anti-hero. At the time, many other anti-hero’s were at work with Al Capone…

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Are you being hacked (and do you know)?

According to McAfee, Americans have lost about $8.5 billion because of internet scams in the last two years alone.  As a result, they've launched an interesting series of videos to educate your Average Joe's and Jane's in what to do and what not to do for safe surfs. Here's Episode 1 that talks about 419s,…

A real-time global pulse

As we use low latency systems, faster payments, twitter and other technologies, we silently watch the revolution of our world from local to global communities, and to a real-time global pulse. The thing is, do you ever stop to notice? The fact that you can trade in a millionth of a millionth of a second,…

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