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Links 1 through 10 of 18 by Justin Mason tagged credit-cards

O2 UK have just instituted a mandatory block for all "18+" content, which is only removed once the customer pays a UKP1 fee via credit card (which is immediately refunded). Twitter is *full* of angry UK O2 users right now

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good research coming out of McAfee -- lots of Eastern European, Russian, and ex-USSR-country cybercrime businesses nowadays, apparently

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if BoI need to verify a transaction out-of-band, they send an SMS to the cardholder asking them to call an unpublished number which diverts to a UK number before demanding all their card details; exactly the modus operandi of a phish. wtf are they thinking?

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'DarkMarket.ws, an online watering hole for thousands of identify thieves, hackers and credit card swindlers, has been secretly run by an FBI cybercrime agent for the last two years, until its voluntary shutdown earlier this month.' omg that's awesome

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tour operator/airline went bust, leaving its customers well in the lurch. Those who booked flights directly on their website, using a debit card, have lost their money. Most travel insurance doesn't cover airline collapse. Moral: use a credit card

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more failures of basic chip-and-PIN terminal security. 'This attack can capture the card’s PIN because UK banks have opted to issue cheaper cards that do not use asymmetric cryptography to encrypt data between the card and [terminal].'

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Ross Anderson's team via the Grauniad. "Now that banks completely control the reporting and prosecution of card fraud, they can cover up anything that's too embarrassing -- we'll probably only learn of a new modus operandi via police overseas."

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the T.J.Maxx credit-card-number theft was performed by WEP cracking, from a laptop in a car parked outside a store. good demo of why they should have used additional crypto

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featuring this: 'after your arrest, although handcuffed, you leapt into the air and switched off the power supply, causing at least four computers to power down and the triggering of unusual and very sophisticated computer encryption systems.' craziness

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