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Millions of Barclays customers at risk in NFC attack

Up to 13 million UK customers of Barclays Bank are vulnerable to losing payment card details through a mobile phone attack, ZDNet UK has learned.In a report due to be transmitted on Channel 4 News on Friday, the broadcaster is to say that contactless readers in mobile phones can be reprogrammed to extract card data from Barclays cards when they come near each other, even through clothing, wallets or bags.

March 23, 2012 by

Cybersecurity by the numbers: How bad is it?

Ninety percent of businesses have been hit by a cybersecurity breach in the past year. Breaches cost 41 percent of businesses $500,000 or more. And the top two endpoints under attack are laptops and mobile devices.

June 21, 2011

Bank theft goes truly mobile

Getting malware onto smartphones has until now involved a PC somewhere along the way, but that's about to change. Next-generation mobile malware is only months away, which will attack the device directly, leading to developments such as mobile botnets, according to Amil Klein, chief technology officer at Trusteer.

May 16, 2011

Malicious Mobile Apps a Growing Concern

Malicious Mobile Apps a Growing ConcernAuthor: Eric Everson, MBA, MSIT-SEThe phrase “mobile security” does not usually mean much to anyone, until of course they encounter their first mobile attack. For a growing number of App Store and Android Market customers, this is a growing fear that is becoming all too real.

February 9, 2010

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