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Dumping Data from Deep-Insert Skimmers

This post was originally published on this siteI recently heard from a police detective who was seeking help identifying some strange devices found on two Romanian men caught maxing out stolen credit cards at local retailers. Further inspection revealed the devices to be semi-flexible data transfer wands that thieves can use to extract stolen ATM […]

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  • img August 18, 2017

Carbon Emissions: Oversharing Bug Puts Security Vendor Back in Spotlight

This post was originally published on this siteLast week, security firm DirectDefense came under fire for over-hyping claims that Cb Response, a cybersecurity product sold by competitor Carbon Black, was leaking proprietary from customers who use it. Carbon Black responded that the bug identified by its competitor was a feature, and that customers were amply cautioned in […]

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  • img August 18, 2017

Blowing the Whistle on Bad Attribution

This post was originally published on this siteThe New York Times this week published a fascinating story about a young programmer in Ukraine who’d turned himself in to the local police. The Times says the man did so after one of his software tools was identified by the U.S. government as part of the arsenal used by Russian hackers […]

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  • img August 14, 2017

Why the GDPR is Important to Your Organization

This post was originally published on this siteThe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially goes into effect in May of 2018 and will have an international reach, affecting any organization that handles the personal data of European Union (EU) residents, regardless of where it is processed. The GDPR adds another layer of complexity, not to […]

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  • img August 11, 2017

NIST Offering Much Needed Guidance for Neglected SMBs

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s refreshing to see that SMB cybersecurity is getting noticeably more attention on a national level in the United States. Awareness of the risks is growing, and with the Congress and organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publicly playing a larger role in […]

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