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Pen-testing may pacify auditors, but it won’t stop hackers from taking your data

Penetration testing often uncovers the same vulnerabilities over and over again while leaving other avenues of compromise wide open, a ‘red-team’ hacker has warned while reporting that his firm is still seeing “great success” using malware techniques and social engineering to compromise “complacent” firms that would seem to be following security best practices on paper.

David Braue | 20 Sep | Read more

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was Bennett Arron

So, Identity Theft. What is it really? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s basically when your personal details are used fraudulently to open accounts or obtain documentation in your name. This could result in debts being accumulated, for which you would initially be accountable – until you prove yourself innocent.

Bennett Arron | 11 Jul | Read more

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The latest scam? Your voice can be used against you

“This call will be recorded for quality, training and verification purposes” is a familiar phrase heard when seeking assistance from an airline, bank or any type of customer service situation. However, the question that comes to mind is under what circumstances these recorded logs are used? ​

Richard Cookes | 24 Jul | Read more

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