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Don’t overdo biometrics, expert warns

Biometric data such as fingerprint scans is being collected too widely and too casually, according to security company Protegrity USA.”Today, many of the major banks are using biometrics to log into your accounts on your mobile devices,” said Proteg…

Advertising network takes on malvertisers

In the war between malvertisers and legitimate advertising networks, the bad guys seems to be winning. Attackers use real-time bidding platforms to place malicious ads on otherwise reputable sites, infect target users and disappear — often before a…

Application attacks against clouds up 45%

Application attacks against clouds jumped 45 percent last year, according to a new report from Houston-based cloud security firm Alert Logic, Inc.The report was based on an analysis of one billion security events in the IT environments of more than …

Quarter of firms can’t tell how hackers get in

The majority of large companies have experienced a breach over the past twelve months, but almost a quarter, 23 percent, of firms do not know how the hackers got in, according to a new survey.
“That was pretty eye-opening,” said Tim Helming, direct…

Banking on IT in China

SHANGHAI — In the first 10 months of 2006, Chinese regulators uncovered 776 banking crimes,  including 205 cases involving more than 1 million yuan ($125,000 U.S.). Fraud and other  irregularities at Chinese banks added up to $95.9 billion in 2005, an increase of 31% from 2004,  according to the China Banking Regulatory Commission. In one …

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Creative Recruiting

Four years ago, CEO John Cestar took a novel approach to increasing the skill levels at Freeborders, a small outsourcing provider that operates in China. He took a road trip around the U.S., looking for Chinese engineers working in U.S. companies who were interested in returning to China or would soon be compelled to do …

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