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Achtung! TrickBot!

TrickBot does not rest. Following the recent addition of its first targeted US-based bank, a new version of the malware has been spotted in the wild. Now in its 11th incarnation, TrickBot has expanded its ever growing target portfolio yet again –... Read more
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TrickBot targets its first US bank

The latest arrival to the banking malware scene, and successor to the infamous Dyre Trojan continues to evolve. TrickBot previously targeted banks and businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, UK, Ireland, Canada, India and Singapore. In a... Read more
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Is "Xmaker" the new “TrickLoader”?

Overview During November of 2015, the Dyre banking Trojan, which was very prolific at the time and targeted countless financial institutions worldwide, vanished from the wild almost overnight. It was only during February of 2016 that the... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 5: Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 3: Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Complying with PCI DSS–Part 1: Build and Maintain a Secure Network

According to the PCI SSC, there are 12 PCI DSS requirements that satisfy a variety of security goals.  Areas of focus include building and maintaining a secure network, protecting stored cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management... Read more
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Our Identity Crisis

As as kid, my mom would constantly remind me that I was a Hawaiian Prince – a direct descendant of King Kamehameha’s grandparents and the Kekaulike (23rd Moi of Maui) line.  I was born in Hawaii but grew up on the East Coast so as a kid, I... Read more
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Hackers Hit Vacation Spots

Just when you were having all that fun running around the waterpark and playing those arcade games comes news that the card processing system of Vacationland Vendors Inc., a Wisconsin Dells firm that supplies arcade games and installs vending... Read more
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Identity Theft: Good News-Bad News Edition

So which would you like first?  Javelin Strategy & Research said identity theft incidents were down 28% in 2010 (vs. 2009) according to their latest consumer survey.  This is the lowest level since 2007 and about 3 million less... Read more
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The New Wallet: Is it Dumb to Carry a Smartphone?

When I was a teenager, I used to have one of those cool nylon surfer wallets with the Velcro close, you remember those don’t ya?  While pumping diesel (had a VW Rabbit) one day at an old Gulf station, I left the wallet on top of the car and... Read more
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2010 Year End Security Wrap

Figured I’d write this now since many of you will be celebrating the holidays over the next couple weeks and who really wants to read a blog when you’re reveling with family and friends.  It’s been an interesting year for information... Read more
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Identity Theft Roundup

I’m on a ID fraud kick lately and there are quite a few stories of late about identity theft.  Here are just a few:House Approves Red Flags Exemptions – In January 2008, the Red Flag Rule went into existence which said that organizations... Read more
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Personal Data For Sale – In time for the Holidays!

Come one, come all!  Are you tired of using your own money for those big holiday purchases?  Are you wary of entering your own personal & financial information to get that special gift?  Would you rather spend a stress-free... Read more
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CloudFucius’ Money: Trickles to the Cloud

No, I’m not investing some seed money in a cool new company or technology but banks are certainly looking to take advantage of cloud computing services.  At least that’s the message from a recent survey by Bank Systems & Technology an... Read more
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CloudFucius Tunes into Radio KCloud

Set the dial and rip it off – all the hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond – you’re listening to the K-Cloud.  We got The Puffy & Fluffy Show to get you going in the morning, Cumulous takes you through midday with lunchtime legion, Mis... Read more
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CSRF Prevention with F5's BIG-IP ASM v10.2

Watch how BIG-IP ASM v10.2 can prevent Cross-site request forgery.  Shlomi Narkolayev demonstrates how to accomplish a CSRF attack and then shows how BIG-IP ASM stops it in it's tracks. The configuration of CSRF protection is literally... Read more
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Smart Cities – From IDC Directions 2010

ATT showed up at my door yesterday explaining that they are pulling all the copper (as he pointed up at the telephone pole) and replacing it with fiber to the home.  It’s fun watching these young sales guys go for the immediate assumptive... Read more
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Security - Still in the Driver’s Seat

A couple recent surveys reveal that for 2010, Security is back at the top of IT’s focus.  It seemed for a while there that Cloud Computing was starring in most questionnaires that asked about future IT spending plans.  If you remember,... Read more
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New Decade, Same Threats?

Do I call it Twenty-Ten or Two Thousand Ten?  Just not Two Thousand and Ten since that pesky decimal takes us back 10 years.  Eh, either way, the new year and decade brings out all the predictions for the coming year with this one taking... Read more
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Denied!

Context, it’s always about context (or the lack thereof) I received a call recently that most people have probably received: our banking institution just wanted to verify that yes, that was Don or I making purchases at midnight in Wisconsin and... Read more
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