Skimmers are becoming a huge problem for ATM’s, gas stations, and anywhere else where a credit card is used in some manner. Below you will find several news stories on the criminal use of skimmers for the purpose of gleaning credit card information followed by a short social media tweet that contains a link to a story on how you can spot a skimmer setup.
Credit-card skimmer found at local gas station | #TpromoCom #CreditCard #Skimmer #Police | Police say the skimmer was placed on fuel pump No. 4 at the Pruitt’s Shell on 1316 North State Highway 36 in Gatesville. Officials say a small circuit was placed on the card reader, saving numbers of any cars used at that fuel pump.
Gas pump skimmer found in Cabot | #TpromoCom #Skimmer #CreditCard #Police | A victim reported purchasing gas from pump 3 on Monday and since then, he has been alerted by this card provider about several questionable charges on his account in Florida, according to the authorities.
Blake Dowling: Navigating a minefield of new cyberthreats | #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #Skimmer #CreditCard | And lest we forget … the skimming attacks taking place at gas stations all over the state. This week, I had an opportunity to sit down with Secretary of State Laurel Lee. We started the cybersecurity conversation with card skimming, leading into elections and how much the game has changed in the past 10 years.
Consumer Alert: FBI warns of online threat posed by ‘e-skimmers’ | #TpromoCom #FBI #skimmer #CreditCard | E-skimmers are lines of computer code that hackers can insert into online shopping carts on websites. They’re akin to the physical skimmers that can be lurking inside ATMs or at gas pumps, ready to steal the financial information of unsuspecting users.
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How To Spot And Avoid Card Skimmers At The Gas Pump | #TpromoCom #creditcard #credit #scam | See how to spot credit card skimmers and learn simple steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim. Click Here!
And last but not least, here’s more past news with regards to Credit Card Skimmers found on this news blog: Click Here!
Risk of heightened cyber crime on “as a service” models | #TpromoCom #Cyber #CyberSecurity #CyberCrime | Cipulse 2020, is the annual threat landscape report from Cyberint a provider of threat intelligence-led detection.
It reveals the growing e-crime economy, the increasing prevalence of attacks in the financial services, retail, and government sectors, and in-depth analyses of adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used against the different regions and industries.
According to the Cyberint the financial industry is the most targeted industry worldwide, accounting for more than one third of all targeted attacks, and the retail industry is the third most targeted worldwide, behind manufacturing in the Americas and government targets in APAC and EMEA.
Banking trojans top the most prevalent malware families observed during 2019, and the volume of attacks is increasing due to the sale of “As a Service” platforms allowing less sophisticated attackers access to more complex tools for as low as several US dollars a month.
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The current trend in tech, no matter what the venue, is Artificial Intelligence (AI) | #TpromoCom #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #HealthCare | Fashionable and trendy, the use of AI in society is looked upon as progressive and modern, not to mention smart and intelligent. No matter what the facts may be–whether AI’s the savior or the destroyer of mankind–everyone wants it, and they want it now.
One of the reasons why corporations and governments across the globe are sure to continue their efforts to develop AI is the fact that this tech is capable of reading, sorting, assessing, analyzing, and logically, systematically reporting on huge quantities of data–commonly called Big Data.
But, will corporations and governments stop with Big Data? Let me take a guess… “No!” and let me tell you why, because AI is capable of so much more.
–Allan B. Colombo
The following is a quick look at AI in the news:
Can Artificial Intelligence Cure What Ails The Healthcare Industry? | Personal healthcare experiences often spark pioneering cures, and Pinaki Dasgupta, CEO of Hindsait, is no exception. After two immediate family members weathered serious health issues, Dasgupta brought his digital expertise in manufacturing to the healthcare industry. Click Here!
Stanford-led snapshot of artificial intelligence reveals challenges | A periodic review of the artificial intelligence industry revealed the potential pitfalls of outsourcing our problems for technology to solve rather than addressing the causes, and of allowing outdated predictive modeling to go unchecked. As part of Stanford’s ongoing 100-year study on artificial intelligence, known as the AI100, two workshops recently considered the issues of care technologies and predictive modeling to inform the future development of AI technologies. Click here!
Top Artificial Intelligence (AI) Predictions For 2020 From IDC and Forrester | IDC and Forrester issued recently their predictions for artificial intelligence (AI) in 2020 and beyond. While external “market events” may make companies cautious about AI, says Forrester, “courageous ones” will continue to invest and expand the initial “timid” steps they took in 2019. Click Here!
Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Learn? | As businesses integrate Artificial Intelligence into their systems, technology professionals are looking at a new frontier of AI innovation. This is in the area of Meta-Learning. Meta-Learning is simply learning to learn. We humans have the unique ability to learn from any situation or surrounding. We adapt our learning. We can figure out how we can learn. To acquire this kind of flexibility in learning, AI needs Artificial General Intelligence. Click Here!
Artificial Intelligence: Humans could one day marry robots and ’emotionally’ bond with AI | PEOPLE will increasingly bond with artificial intelligence (AI) in the coming years and give the green light to marriage between man and machine, a philosopher has spectacularly claimed. The bizarre prediction was made by Dr Maciej Musiał from the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland. Click Here!
Chinese AI unicorns target smart cities & public security | #TpromoCom #AI #Military #Chinese | According to research company, Memoori, in a bid to be at the forefront of the technology, China is pouring billions of dollars into companies that are researching AI technology, with video analytics and IoT platforms for smart cities being two of the prime applications.
Memoori estimates that China accounts for approx. 31% of global physical security revenues and says that it is now the biggest single country market for physical security products having increased its share by almost 50% in the last 7 years.
Video surveillance equipment has been the major contributor here, with the market growing rapidly through a boom in new construction and safe city projects in the public sector. Hundreds of cities in China, large and small, have jumped on the smart cities bandwagon, as advocated by Beijing, and have established budgets to support such initiatives.
NETGEAR Expands the Orbi Family With New Dual Band Mesh System | #TpromoCom #WiFi #Netgear #Wireless | Slim and Sleek Design With Powerful WiFi, Easy-to-set-up mesh system with cybersecurity and parental controls extends WiFi everywhere around your home.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of performance mesh WiFi networking systems is today introducing the latest addition to the popular Orbi™ Whole Home WiFi System. This new Orbi Dual Band Mesh WiFi System which consists of one router and one or more satellites is best suited to cover a medium to large sized home from 3,000 sq. ft. or higher to provide reliable WiFi for streaming and gaming. This new Orbi Mesh WiFi offering also features NETGEAR Armor™ cybersecurity to keep your home safe from online threats and Circle® Smart Parental Controls to manage screen time.
The latest addition to the Orbi Whole Home WiFi System product family combines performance with style delivering combined speeds up to 1.2Gbps for households with a large number of internet-connected devices. The new compact and modern design will blend subtly with a home’s décor inconspicuously sitting on a shelf, counter or entertainment center. The setup is made easy and completed in minutes through the Orbi app from your Android or iOS mobile device, which also enables management of the home WiFi. Orbi works with either Amazon Alexa™ or Google® Assistant enabling voice management of frequently used functions like enabling guest WiFi.
This new Orbi utilizes a single WiFi network name (SSID) to make whole home WiFi available seamlessly as you roam throughout the home with your mobile devices eliminating interruptions and streaming continuously. Orbi Whole Home Mesh WiFi systems are known to the market as the performance leader for home WiFi. With this latest introduction to the product family, NETGEAR now offers a quality WiFi mesh system at an even greater value.
“NETGEAR is expanding our Orbi lineup because we believe that everyone deserves the best WiFi experience,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. “With the introduction of this new dual band Orbi offering, we are making the Orbi technology more accessible for a broader audience by addressing the WiFi needs of every household. The hallmark of any Orbi system is the elimination of dead spots and the new kit continues to deliver on this expectation of ensuring coverage from end to end within your home.”
Award-winning Orbi technology delivers high-performance whole home WiFi for the entire household to simultaneously game, stream and surf the internet to their heart’s content. The addition of more satellites to the network when needed for larger homes or those with complex architectural design is an option that can be done with ease. With the Orbi app for Android or iOS mobile devices, quick and easy setup is accomplished in minutes and can also provide a guest WiFi network for friends and family.
NETGEAR Armor™ cybersecurity
Protect your home and household from online threats with Armor, a multi-layered cybersecurity built into the Orbi Dual Band WiFi router to protect all your smart and mobile devices, smartphones, and computers. It includes best-in-class anti-virus, anti-malware, and data protection for an unlimited number of devices.
Circle® Smart Parental Control
The most comprehensive parental control solution available for your home network. With multiple filters offering that provide the capability to set unique configurations and age-appropriate settings for each family member – including mature and explicit content – and further customization by toggling of settings for various apps, websites, ad blocking, as well as safe search. With the included Parental Controls, parents will now have greater visibility and control over their children’s screen time and will gain the peace of mind that their children are safe while online.
Pricing and Availability=
The NETGEAR Orbi Mesh WiFi System is now available through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels, ecommerce sites, and major retailers.
Orbi Mesh WiFi System (RBK13) — (1) Orbi 1.2Gbps router with (2) satellites for an MSRP $229.99 USD.
Please visit NETGEAR.com to learn more about the new Orbi Mesh WiFi offering and the entire family of Orbi Mesh WiFi system models available the Orbi Tri-Band Home WiFi System family.
U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, email@example.com
U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR
National #CyberSecurity Awareness Month | #ESC_LLC #CyberCrime | During October, the Division of Financial Institution will be sharing cybersecurity information and resources to help individuals and organizations protect their money and recognize risks.
he Ohio Department of Commerce and National Cyber Security Alliance are urging Ohioans to be safer online during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
The 2019 theme, “OWN IT. SECURE IT. PROTECT IT.” is to emphasize online safety and the importance of cybersecurity practices at home, on the go and in the workplace.
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Cisco ‘Knowingly’ Sold Hackable Video Surveillance System to U.S. Government | #TpromoCom #Hacker #VideoSurveillance #Legal | Cisco Systems has agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of knowingly selling video surveillance system containing severe security vulnerabilities to the U.S. federal and state government agencies.
The lawsuit began eight years ago, in the year 2011, when Cisco subcontractor turned whistleblower, James Glenn, accused Cisco of continue selling a video surveillance technology to federal agencies even after knowing that the software was vulnerable to multiple security flaws.
According to the court documents seen by The Hacker News, Glenn and one of his colleagues discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) suite in September 2008 and tried to report them to the company in October 2008. (click here)
Editor’s Note:For many years, I sought to warn security dealers of the risks of using specific brands recently named by the U.S. Government as being off limits to all federal applications. At the time, as the administrator with the CCTV Security Technicians Forum on Facebook, many members suggested that this only pertains to government use, which is correct, so they were going to continue selling those specific brands. My message to all dealers now as it was then, is that in the end analysis, if a CCTV system you sold and installed is hacked, and you knowingly sold it to the client, you could possibly be susceptible to legal action on the part of the client. –Al Colombo
U.S. Launched Cyber Attacks on Iran After Drone Shootdown | #TpromoCom #Cyber #Hacker #Drone | U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computers that crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, U.S. officials said Saturday.
US President Donald Trump is said to have secretly authorized US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory cyber attack on Iran in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone.
The action by U.S. Cyber Command was a demonstration of the U.S.’s increasingly mature cyber military capabilities and its more aggressive cyber strategy under the Trump administration.