3 reasons online banking is safer than paper

We read stories about phishing and data breaches and we get worried. Some of us start thinking that maybe we’re better off (security-wise) with paper-based banking. Sending checks, receiving statements in the mail, paying bills the old fashioned way –...

Authenticating Mobile Apps

Everyone is excited about the new Google phone – Nexus One. I am actually considering making the jump from iPhone to an Android-based phone. The Android Market is the Google’s answer to iTunes App store. In an interesting twist of events, a rogue app called...

Keyloggers: You can’t touch this!

The FBI is advising small businesses – the same ones often operating on a shoestring – to use a dedicated PC for their online banking. It would seem that hackers are targeting small businesses, universities, and local businesses with keylogging malware...

2009 trending into 2010

CA, Inc. issued a report last week detailing the top security threats of 2009, as well as predictions for 2010. What’s surprising? Fake or rogue security software was the most prevalent threat of 2008. It seems criminals know that we as a population have a...

Today’s bank: Dinosaur or Dancer?

The problem: banking websites, while highly useful and in fact necessary in today’s virtual economy, are also highly vulnerable to fraudulent attacks. They could approach it the way AT&T did when they realized that 3% of users (iPhone owners) exploit 40% of...