Author Archive | Graham Cluley

Buyer’s Guide to Evaluating Fraud Detection & Prevention Tools (White Paper by OneSpan) SPONSOR

Free buyer’s guide to evaluating fraud detection & prevention tools

Many thanks to the great folks at OneSpan, who have sponsored my writing for the last week.

More than 10,000 customers in 100 countries rely on OneSpan to secure access, manage identities, verify transactions, simplify document signing and protect high value assets and systems.

The fraud detection and prevention market offers a wide range of tools with a wide range of capabilities, but fraud is an ever-evolving threat. Not every tool can keep up with the new fraud schemes in play today.

Download this guide from OneSpan to gain expert insight on the essential capabilities you need in a fraud detection tool. From machine learning and an advanced rule engine to dynamic authentication flows, learn the nine key requirements to look for when comparing fraud solutions.

Inside, you’ll discover:

  • The nine capabilities you need to combat today’s fraud schemes
  • The value of a layered, context-aware online security approach to fraud detection
  • Why analyzing the mobile device itself is so crucial
  • How to explore the full potential of your data
  • How OneSpan’s Risk Analytics solution meets these requirements

Download OneSpan’s “Buyer’s Guide to Evaluating Fraud Detection & Prevention Tools”.


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China accused of sabotaging thousands of servers at major US companies with tiny microchips hidden on motherboards

An extraordinary report released by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which claims that China has been exploiting the supply-chain, planting a tiny microchip on servers which ended up in the server rooms of almost 30 companies, including the likes of Apple and Amazon.

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Smashing Security #098: A Facebook omnishambles PODCAST

Smashing Security #098: A Facebook omnishambles

Millions of Facebook user accounts put at risk after hack! The UK Conservative party’s conference app causes a privacy omnishambles! And Facebook (again) has been doing something naughty with the phone numbers you give it for security reasons! Oh, and Maria gets very excited about something to do with Star Trek.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

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Recorded Future. Take this short survey to assess your organization's threat intelligence maturity. SPONSOR

Take this short survey to assess your organization’s threat intelligence maturity

Many thanks to the great folks at Recorded Future, who have sponsored my writing for the last week.

Recorded Future believes that every security team can benefit from threat intelligence. That’s why it has launched its new Threat Intelligence Grader — so you can quickly assess your organization’s threat intelligence maturity and get best practices for improving it.

Recorded Future delivers the only complete threat intelligence solution powered by patented machine learning to lower risk. It empowers organizations to reveal unknown threats before they impact business, and enables teams to respond to alerts 10 times faster.

To supercharge the efforts of security teams, Recorded Future’s technology automatically collects and analyzes intelligence from technical, open web, and dark web sources and aggregates customer-proprietary data. Recorded Future delivers more context than threat feeds, updates in real time so intelligence stays relevant, and centralizes information ready for human analysis, collaboration, and integration with security technologies.

91 percent of the Fortune 100 use Recorded Future.

Try out Recorded Future’s Threat Intelligence Grader for yourself now!


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Smashing Security #097: Dash cam surveillance, robocall plague, and Zoho woe PODCAST

Smashing Security #097: Dash cam surveillance, robocall plague, and Zoho woe

Why was Zoho’s website taken offline by its own domain registrar? How are dash cams making you less secure? And why are robocalls on the rise in the United States?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.

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