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 Gregg Keizer

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Articles by Gregg Keizer

Consumers Want Better Online Banking Security

Consumers are ready to start using stronger authentication technologies and want their banks and brokerage houses to monitor online transactions for suspicious activity.

ID Scams Require Taking Hammer To Used Hard Drives

What's the safest way to protect data on old hard drives? Pound. Pound. Pound. Pound them into little pieces. That's the advice of one security analyst who says data crooks are buying recycled hard drives and mining them for data.

Charles Schwab To Cover All Fraud Losses

The online broker issues a guarantee against losses from unauthorized account access, the latest online trader to try and calm customer jitters about phishing scams.

Security ’Geek’ Advised New Harrison Ford Movie

The founder of a managed security services firm was on-set for three weeks, acting as technical adviser for Ford's new movie, "Firewall," which opened Friday and involves a high-tech bank heist.

Bill Puts Spotlight Back On Data Theft

Several prominent U.S. Senators, including the leaders of the Commerce Committee, have introduced another bill that takes on the growing online menace of identity and data theft.

Senate Ponders Toughest Data Protection Bill Yet

Two senior U.S. Senators introduced a wide-ranging data protection bill that would send officials from companies who do not disclose security breaches to jail for up to five years, and bring the RICO Act to bear on identity theft gangs.

Phishing Costs Nearly $1 Billion

Phishing scams cost Americans nearly $1 billion during the last year, a research firm says in a recently-released survey.

Senate, FTC Push For Identity Theft Law

A Senate committee pondered national identity protection legislation in a hearing Thursday that took testimony and solicited answers from all five members of the Federal Trade Commission.

Phishers Turn To Devious Tricks

While traditional phishing attacks may be growing slower than ever, more devious identity thievery tactics are starting to crop up, the Anti-Phishing Working Group says.

Phishers Moving Away From E-Mail ’Lures’

Phishing attacks were up slightly in February, the Anti-Phishing Working Group reports, but the trend toward even sneakier ways of scamming identities is growing quickly.

Keyloggers Foiled In Attempted $423 Million Bank Heist

British authorities stymied a massive bank heist that reportedly was dependent on a keylogger, the same kind of spyware that has jumped three-fold in the last year and puts consumers at risk from hackers and phishers.

New Phishing Tactic Dangles Millions As Bait

Phishers twisted a long-standing scam tactic into their newest technique to fake consumers out of their bank account information -- and the money in those accounts.

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