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Amazon’s Customer Service Team Provides Data to Hackers

Amazon’s Customer Service Team Provides Data to Hackers

by March 3, 2016 at 11:04 am 0 comments

Do you shop at Amazon.com? Are you aware they have a back door through which hackers can slip in? Let’s look at Eric’s experience with hackers and Amazon, as he recounts at medium.com/@espringe. He received an e-mail from Amazon and contacted them to see what it was about. Amazon informed himRead More

Heartbleed: Free Tool To Check if That Site is Safe

Heartbleed: Free Tool To Check if That Site is Safe

by April 17, 2014 at 11:08 am 0 comments

I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you’re in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about. Heartbleed is a kink in encryption software, discovered byRead More

Some Banks Are Using ‘Privacy’ as an Excuse to Avoid Innovation

Some Banks Are Using ‘Privacy’ as an Excuse to Avoid Innovation

by November 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm 1 comment

Corner any banker with a question about a commitment to banking innovation and the response will be a full-throttled “Heck, yeah!” But the truth is somewhere between that and “Who cares?” What is more, there is a population of  banks that are purposefully — and I mean, purposefully — creatingRead More

Bankers Getting ‘Classified’ OCC Briefings on Cybersecurity, Comptroller Reveals

Bankers Getting ‘Classified’ OCC Briefings on Cybersecurity, Comptroller Reveals

by September 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

It’s not just Edward Snowden who is getting classified intelligence. Thomas J. Curry, the Comptroller of the Currency, today disclosed that some bankers, vendors and regulators for the first time are getting “classified briefings” on cybersecurity. Curry broke the news today during a speech on cybersecurity and banking before the ExchequerRead More

VIDEO: Watch a Live Attack on Bank of America’s Website

by June 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

Watch a “man in the browser” attack on a Bank of America customer in action. This attacker went after the narrator’s debit card number, secret code, Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, driver’s license number, and more. This video does not reveal a flaw in Bank of America’s website. Rather,Read More

We Got Hacked

by April 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm 1 comment

We’ve written about banks that have been hacked, including the rash of banking sites infected with denial of service attacks this year. Add Bank Innovation to the list. Starting last Thursday, BankInnovation.net came under hack attack. Malware was injected into our server — we are trying to figure out exactlyRead More

Citi’s Email Fail

Citi’s Email Fail

by January 9, 2013 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

Citibank has an email problem. Want to see it? Go to citibank.com. Click on “Contact Us,” near the top right-hand corner of the homepage. Then click “Send an Email” on the right  side of the page. What you see is a warning from your browser that you may be following a linkRead More

Mobile Adoption Said to Spike After Hackers Target Online Banking

Mobile Adoption Said to Spike After Hackers Target Online Banking

by November 15, 2012 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Here’s a paradox for you: Generally, a certain portion of consumers — a whopping 68% of smartphone users, according to a September report from California-based software security company Metaforic — avoid mobile banking because of security fears. Yet, the great banking security scare that started at the end of last September, the DDoS (or distributedRead More