Posts Tagged 'corporations'

Social Networking making it easier for Hackers

Research from Kaspersky Lab shows malware on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace is 10 times more successful at infecting users than e-mail-based attacks. Enterprises and users need to adopt sound security practices to deal with the problem.
That hackers are using sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace to launch attacks is no revelation. New statistics, however, show just how effective malware on social networking sites can be.

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Article exposes flaws in PCI-DSS

Payment Card Industry Swallows Its Own Tail

By Anthony M. Freed, Information-Security-Resources.com Financial Editor

PCI DSS, the self-regulatory set of guidelines that the payment card industry and retail merchants use to encourage financial information security, may well have entered it’s death throes Tuesday, as evidenced by revealing testimony during the House of Representative’s Committee on Homeland Security hearings.

Why the dire prognosis?

Anyone who ...

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Red Flag Delayed

In case you haven’t heard the FTC has delayed the deadline for implementation of the Red Flag Rules.  The deadline has been extended 6 months to May 1st 2009.  

The Red Flag rules require financial institutions and credit based corporations to develop and implement an identity theft prevention program.  

You can read more about the delay on the FTC website here http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/10/redflags.shtm

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