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SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

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Sophos Security Chet Chat – Episode 154 – June 3, 2014

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By Kelvin Njuguna Posted in IT

Chinese Hackers Target Logistics & Shipping Firms …..

 ….With Poisoned Inventory Scanners 

 Researchers from TrapX Security, which today provided details of the attacks, say scanners with another variant of the same malware were also sold to a large robotics firm and seven other companies, which they did not name.

Logistics firms use the scanners to track shipments as they are loaded and unloaded from ships, trucks, and airplanes.

The poisoned inventory scanners echo previous concerns raised by the US government about doing business with Chinese technology companies. Huawei, Lenovo, and ZTE were among those firms called out by US officials in the past amid concerns their products could be backdoored with cyberspying malware.


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By Kelvin Njuguna Posted in IT

More Tiny ATM Skimmers That Will Haunt Your Wallet’s Nightmares

Originally posted on Consumerist:

mouthskim2Would you notice a tiny ATM skimmer that hides just inside the card slot and slurps up your personal data? The European ATM Security Team, a not-for-profit organization that tracks ATM-related crime in different parts of the European Union, recently showed off some new and nearly invisible skimmers that they harvested in an unnamed country. It’s like a horror movie for your bank account.

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By Kelvin Njuguna Posted in IT


According to the Consumerist Corinthian Reached a deal with operators of Everest University, WyoTech, and Heald College — were busy slapping For Sale signs on almost all of their campuses around the country.

Their 4th of JULY  was definitely an eventful one,and What’s still not known is whether students at any of the for-sale or teach-out campuses will be given the option of ending their education and having their federal student loans discharged.

Federal law allows for students at closed schools who choose to not continue their education to apply for a 100% discharge of their student loan obligation. Since the sale/teach-out programs could keep those students moving forward with their schooling, the government hopes to not lose out on the $1 billion or more that it could lose through discharge.