Tag: Crime

How safe is the data on your laptop?

Picture this: You or a colleague take a business trip abroad, maybe to Shanghai.  The customs agent insists on inspecting your laptop.  He takes it out of sight, just for 30 minutes, and then returns it to you.  How would you know if your data was accessed?  30 minutes is plenty of time to copy […]

Timing is everything: American Express Unveils EMV Plans as Fraud…

It didn’t take a crystal ball to see the evitable: with the rest of the world migrated to more secure EMV chip technology, fraudsters would move on and seek out the weakest link to carry out banking crimes.  This weak link would be, of course, the United States – the country still using antiquated magnetic […]