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Malware on POS systems

Did you see the CERT warning about the POS malware named Backoff?  The Ars Technica article is a nice summary of the US CERT piece which is technical. The malware retrieves track data from the memory of systems it is installed on.  Combined with key logging, update capabilities and a low antivirus detection rate, its…

Russia building a NEW payment system

Russia’s work on a new ground-up payment system is full steam ahead at the moment. I would expect that security will be integrated from the start as the gentleman who will be heading up the effort is being released early from prison and has allegedly attacked rivals with a botnet, developed a malicious anti-virus program,…