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Prediction for 2009: more phishing and spam via online services

Graham Cluley warns people about a new wave of phishing attempts being sent via Google Calendar. These are legitimate mails, receiving via Google Calendar, from Google’s mailservers, looking just like a real invitation for a meeting or party. In fact, it is just that. A phisher creates a fake Gmail account, sets up a meeting [...]

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Large Dutch bank leaks “secure” transaction codes

One of the largest Dutch banks, the Postbank, has acknowledged today that a major component of their online banking system has been insecure for months, and possibly even years. To explain the vulnerability, I’ll first give a short introduction about their authorization system: To log on to your account, you need a login name and [...]

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