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Daylight robbery the Swedish way

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Talking with a Swedish colleague, he asked me if I'd heard about their massive and audacious robbery.  I said I had not.  Britain's media tends to only covers British robberies, such as the great Securitas theft or the Northern Bank robbery. It wasn't his robbery or his banks as it …

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EU project to track all your tweets

I stumbled across Wikileaks this week, a website that leaks all sensitive information into public domain such as the leak of the UK's Ministry of Defence document on how to stop leaks. There's tons of fascinating stuff in there, and one of the more recent leaked documents is the European …

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EU project to track all your tweets

I stumbled across Wikileaks this week, a website that leaks all sensitive information into public domain such as the leak of the UK's Ministry of Defence document on how to stop leaks. There's tons of fascinating stuff in there, and one of the more recent leaked documents is the European …

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One step ahead of the card fraudsters

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The UK Payments Administration released the latest fraud figures today (doubleclick to enlarge):   This shows general card fraud is down 23% to £232.8 million in the first half of 2009 although, of concern, will be the fact that online fraud is increasing at a rapid click (55%) year-on-year.  This …

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One step ahead of the card fraudsters

FraudQ209

The UK Payments Administration released the latest fraud figures today (doubleclick to enlarge):   This shows general card fraud is down 23% to £232.8 million in the first half of 2009 although, of concern, will be the fact that online fraud is increasing at a rapid click (55%) year-on-year.  This …

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

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Time Magazine regularly produce lists of interesting trivia, and recently had two that are worth noting: "the top 10 things you didn't know about money" and "the top 10 things you didn't know about the penny".  The 'penny' is the American one cent coin.  Combining and editing these into an …

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

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Time Magazine regularly produce lists of interesting trivia, and recently had two that are worth noting: "the top 10 things you didn't know about money" and "the top 10 things you didn't know about the penny".  The 'penny' is the American one cent coin.  Combining and editing these into an …

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

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Time Magazine regularly produce lists of interesting trivia, and recently had two that are worth noting: "the top 10 things you didn't know about money" and "the top 10 things you didn't know about the penny".  The 'penny' is the American one cent coin.  Combining and editing these into an …

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Just how easy is it to hack your PC?

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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 …

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Report shows that IT guys steal

Cisco

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 …

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Report shows that IT guys steal

Cisco

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 …

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