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Eye on Security: Banking on Windows

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Summary: Links and news sent to us by readers today (all regarding security in banks)

"Just how bad does it have to get before the powers-that-be is going to do something about the state of `computer' security," wrote a reader regarding this article. "Instead of passing bull***t legislation on Capitol Hill... All you need is a `computer' that doesn't get compromised by clicking on a URL or opening an email attachment," he added, "instead of more BS like this."

More in the news:

UK banking customers targeted by data-stealing Trojan

The Zeus botnets, which consist of 20,000 to 30,000 compromised computers, are being used to send out regionally-specific infected spam to distribute links to the Trojans, according to Trusteer. Compromised UK websites are also being used in the attack on online banking users, it added.


Security Expert Pulls Presentation After Legal Threats: Vendors want ATM crime research kept secret

Raoul Chiesa, a renowned European security expert, was forced to cancel his presentation at the Hack in the Box (HITB) Security Conference after legal threats from ATM vendors. He was supposed to present the results of years of research into the underground economy.

Mr. Raoul Chiesa is an Italian white hat hacker, who works with with several international crime fighting organizations. The researcher is a permanent stakeholder at the European Network & Information Security Agency (ENISA) and a senior advisor with the Global Crimes Unit of the United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).


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