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
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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
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
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
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’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
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