Archive for December, 2016

Bruteforce your identity from a single CC number?

December 8, 2016 Leave a comment

In this article and the accompanying white paper, the details that hackers use to take a skimmed or stolen credit card number and work backwards are revealed. They start to figure out your expiry first and then your postal code, CV code and finally your billing address to make purchases as you.

Mastercard holders are winners here because the verification system they use is not vulnerable but visa card holders beware.

Fortunately for card holders, they are indemnified against fraudulent purchases but if you only have one card you may be stuck waiting for a replacement.

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Malvertizing just got a whole lot smarter.

December 7, 2016 Leave a comment

With a stroke of genius, a new approach allows hackers to determine if you are running IE without up to date antivirus and then using several flash vulnerabilities, attack your pc using steganography.

It’s like a ninja sneaking up on you, deadly, virtually undetectable and very smart.

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ThinkingĀ of using your debit card at the pump, think again

December 2, 2016 Leave a comment

Visa Delays Chip Deadline for Pumps To 2020

Caving to the Convenience store lobby, Visa has delayed making the move to chip and pin which can make your debit cards huge win in a skimmer. If you are at a pump that does not use a chip reader, DO NOT USE YOUR DEBIT CARD!

Categories: General