Month: February 2016

On the Wire Podcast: Roger Anderson
Phone Fraud, Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Roger Anderson

Roger Anderson is a self-proclaimed phone geek, the kind of guy who loves getting into the guts of a telco network and figuring out how it works. So when he decided that he’d had enough calls from telemarketers and robocallers, he didn’t cancel his landline, he built the Jolly Roger […]

Acecard Android Malware Attacks Bank Apps
Device Security

Acecard Android Malware Attacks Bank Apps

As more consumers and businesses have moved to mobile as their main platform for banking, attackers have taken notice and followed suit. The number of mobile banking Trojans increases every day, but some are more sophisticated than others, and researchers have discovered new variants in an old Android malware family […]

The Selfie is the New Payment Biometric
Authentication, Identity

The Selfie is the New Payment Biometric

Banks, credit card companies, and other financial companies are turning over every rock in an effort to fight fraud, including trying out novel authentication techniques. The latest move in this area is toward facial recognition via smartphones as a way to ensure the person making a purchase is who he […]

Owning VOIP Phones With Zero Clicks
Device Security, Phone Fraud

Owning VOIP Phones With Zero Clicks

Researchers have uncovered a simple method for compromising some common VOIP phones, enabling them to listen to victims’ calls covertly or use the phones to make expensive or fraudulent calls. The attack takes advantage of the fact that the affected phones don’t have any authentication set up by default, but […]