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2012 

Today’s banks aren’t your “Dads’” bank. Having been around for hundreds of years, banks are a significant part of our everyday lives. Traditionally, banks haven’t been known for their “thought leadership” in technology, but today’s banks have to be cutting edge to compete, and stay secure. All t...
04/29/2012
Over the past 5 years a scam known as electronic funds transfers at the point of sale (EFTPOS ) skimming. People commonly swipe both credit and debit cards through the in-store machines to pay for goods and services and hackers have figured out how to skim customer cards. BankInfoSecurity report...
04/29/2012
Consumers tend to be oblivious to the various layers of security financial institutions utilize to protect their bank accounts. But having a better understanding of what occurs behind the scenes can help consumers adapt to influential new technologies. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinat...
04/29/2012
Whether it is a natural disaster, manmade disaster, terrorist attack or Murphy’s law wreaking havoc on your business, having an emergency plan of action is an absolute necessity to ensure business continuity and keep the organization running. The Better Business Bureau has compiled basic tips to...
04/25/2012
Hacking a business Twitter account seems to be a favorite pastime for those wanting some kind of retribution and for others it’s just plain fun. Once the businesses Twitter account is hacked their reputation is sullied making them look like they aren’t protecting their client’s data either. In t...
04/25/2012
While PC-based online banking is not much older than a high school student, mobile banking is still in elementary school. With the proliferation of smartphones, however, online banking’s younger sibling is quickly catching up to the slightly more established option. Banking through your PC’s web ...
04/25/2012
Charges on corporate credit cards can often go unnoticed even when employees are submitting expense reports. Especially if the charges are small. The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit describing a criminal enterprise responsible for “micro charges,” fraudulent charges ranging from 20 cent...
04/23/2012
Would you dare a burglar to break into your home while your family was sleeping? Would you taunt a murderer or serial killer to try and get you? And would you say to a gang of thieves “just try and break into my business”. Maybe if you are a little daring and maybe if you had a screw loose you’d ...
04/23/2012
Stolen phones are a big problem here in the US. Many are stolen in robberies. Robberies are, by definition, violent crimes, and there are many instances of robberies of mobile phones that resulted in serious injury or even death. TechNewsWorld reports “Ten years ago, mobile phone thefts accounte...
04/23/2012
When hiring new employees the first concern is often “how good of an employee will they be” but in fact the first concern should be “are they actually who they say they are” because regardless of the nature of your business, an employee who isn’t actually who they say they are can wreak havoc on...
04/18/2012
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