The Fraudsters’ Holiday: Retail Call Centers Should Brace for Impact

As the holidays approach, shoppers gear up to find the best deals to supplement their wish lists and fraudsters prepare to take advantage of these consumers. It is estimated that  70 percent of Americans, or 164 million people, will shop during Thanksgiving day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, aiming to find the best deals, both online and in-store. Sales from…
June 2, 2017
On the Wire Podcast: Mike Mimoso
Dennis Fisher talks with Mike Mimoso of Threatpost about the Shadowbrokers’ subscription service, who might actually pay for it, what the reaction in Washington is,…
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June 1, 2017
Google Upgrades Gmail Defenses Against Phishing and Malware
Google is rolling out a new set of protections for Gmail customers that rely on machine learning to help better identify phishing messages and malicious…
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June 1, 2017
OneLogin Warns of Breach at U.S. Data Center
Security firm OneLogin, which provides single sign-on and other identity and authentication products, has suffered a data breach that it says likely affects all of…
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May 31, 2017
You May Soon Be Able to Hack the DHS
A pair of senators wants to give hackers a chance to take a swing at the Department of Homeland Security’s networks and internal systems through…
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May 31, 2017
Preventing Forgery With Paper Fingerprinting
In a new study out from a UK based research team, scientists have discovered an inexpensive and easy-to-use way to validate the authenticity of any…
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May 30, 2017
Phone Fraud by Industry | The Financial Story
Whether it’s a bank, a brokerage, or a credit union, customers expect to be able to contact their financial institutions over the phone. They check…
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May 30, 2017
Ringless Voicemails May Become the New Robocalls
Federal regulators are working on various methods to block robocalls, both to landlines and to mobile phones, with varying degrees of success. As those technologies make…
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May 26, 2017
RoughTed Malvertising Campaign Bypasses Ad Blockers
A long-running, multi-faceted, malvertising campaign has been found using a technique that enables the sites involved to bypass the protections of ad blockers. Malvertising campaigns…
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May 25, 2017
Active-Defense Bill Now Allows Destruction of Data, Use of Beacon Tech
A bill that would allow victims of cybercrime to use active defense techniques to stop attacks and identify attackers has been amended to require victims to…
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May 25, 2017
Serious Samba Flaw Threatens Networks
There is a severe, remotely exploitable vulnerability in many versions of the Samba software that has been siting unnoticed for seven years. The vulnerability is…
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May 24, 2017
On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin
One of our most popular guests, Jessy Irwin, returns to the podcast to discuss the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, usable security, user education, safaris, and why…
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May 24, 2017
DDoS Attacks Continue to Grow in Intensity, Shorten in Length
In a new report, Imperva researchers shed some light on how DDoS attacks are evolving and becoming at once more complex and briefer. In the…
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