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The Dark Economy

Interesting blog post at the British Computer Society's blog about the Dark Economy, which states that there are 17,000 unique signatures of new threats per day; this threat has been growing massively since 2006 with 9 out of 10 threats being from Trojans which download from 'innocent links'. The blog links to a BBC Radio…

Insider Trading and Twitter

I wondered recently about the potential of market abuse in new social media.  This was inspired by an April Fool from the Insurance Post, which had the headline: "FSA proposes ban on social networking sites". "The Financial Services Authority has called for a ban of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook for all…

TwitLeeson

Insider Trading and Twitter

I wondered recently about the potential of market abuse in new social media.  This was inspired by an April Fool from the Insurance Post, which had the headline: "FSA proposes ban on social networking sites". "The Financial Services Authority has called for a ban of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook for all…

TwitLeeson

More fake twitterers in banking

I was going to write a long post about the latest goings-on in this year's social network bandwagon, Twitter, but I've already done this a few times, and Christophe Langlois at Visible-Banking along with Bank Innovation give plenty more background on Twitter in banking if you're interested.   I do have more to add but,…

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PIN codes cracked and 285 million data breaches

Wired's blog just noted that Bryan Sartin, director of investigative response for Verizon Business, is saying the backbone of bank security – the PIN – is broken by hackers.  In fact, he reckons, its' been blown apart. "We're seeing entirely new attacks that a year ago were thought to be only academically possible," says Sartin. …

PIN codes cracked and 285 million data breaches

Wired's blog just noted that Bryan Sartin, director of investigative response for Verizon Business, is saying the backbone of bank security – the PIN – is broken by hackers.  In fact, he reckons, its' been blown apart. "We're seeing entirely new attacks that a year ago were thought to be only academically possible," says Sartin. …

We need weenies …

Just found the most fantastic website through the Ridiculant, called A/V Geeks.  The site claims to hold over 22,000 films it has rescued from dustbins of schools in their educational vaults of 16mm archives, and there are many gems to be seen. Looking for those related to banking, there's a few that might be useful, such as…

We need weenies …

Just found the most fantastic website through the Ridiculant, called A/V Geeks.  The site claims to hold over 22,000 films it has rescued from dustbins of schools in their educational vaults of 16mm archives, and there are many gems to be seen. Looking for those related to banking, there's a few that might be useful, such as…

We know who you are … or do we?

Talking about knowing where and who the customer is, I attended a fascinating discussion earlier in the week. We were brainstorming security, trust and protection of critical financial infrastructures and had a variety of breakout groups looking at different aspects of such systems. The breakout group I joined started with a scenario of the near…

We know who you are … or do we?

Talking about knowing where and who the customer is, I attended a fascinating discussion earlier in the week. We were brainstorming security, trust and protection of critical financial infrastructures and had a variety of breakout groups looking at different aspects of such systems. The breakout group I joined started with a scenario of the near…

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