A banking chain in Colorado told Krebs on Security that it discovered a skimming operation while investigating several fraud cases against its clients. It discovered a common link in all the cards that were drained at local ATM machines: they had all been used at the same Safeway stores. It wasn’t just the stores, however, as the investigators were even able to pin the operation down to a few specific lanes inside the stores.
The Safeway representative who spoke to Krebs said that the problem is pretty common and that regular pin pad inspections are done to look for skimming and other tampering. He insisted that it is not unique to Safeway but that other stores may not [...]
If you’re using networked computers, the chances are, at some point, you’re going to be vulnerable to a breach. Security professionals understand this best, but also understand that there are a lot of things one can do to prevent security breaches. When dealing with other people’s money and personal information, the onus to secure systems grows ten fold.
But according to FireEye, last year a breach of 150,000 credit cards took place at an unnamed casino. The attackers, who called themselves “Fin5,” had no trouble waltzing through the underwhelming security measures in place. The casino’s payment systems were not even firewalled. There was no logging [...]
In 2008, ICANN approved a program to offer on the Internet thousands of new generic Top-Level Domains in addition to existing ones such as .COM and .ORG.
Recognizing what this could mean to financial institutions, their customers and Internet users, a coalition of banks, insurance companies and financial services trade associations formed a partnership to establish fTLD Registry Services in order to apply for and operate the .BANK and .INSURANCE gTLDs on behalf of the global banking and insurance communities.
fTLD – a top level domains registry – was granted the right [...]
The aptly named Google side project, Cardboard, folds together creating a virtual reality headset powered by a smartphone. Google has released the specifications free online and is encouraging everyone to get involved building and developing for Cardboard. To encourage inclusion and adoption, Chinese startup OnePlus recently offered their version for free.
Google provides Manufacturers Kit for production assemblies of all sizes. Included in the kit are templates for die cutters, laser cutters and handheld scissors. The limited edition version of OnePlus’s Cardboard is sold out but crafty virtual reality fans can [...]