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Latest data breach strikes at financial security

(AP) -- Citigroup's disclosure that the names, account numbers and email addresses of 200,000 of its credit card customers were stolen strikes at the core of modern-day financial life - the ways people buy groceries and ...

Spammers target Facebook

Interested in a free iPad like the one your Facebook friend got by filling out a survey?

Brilliant counterfeit protection

(PhysOrg.com) -- Counterfeit products create losses in the billions each year. Beside the economic damages, all too often additional risks arise from the poor materials and shoddy workmanship of "knock-off artists". Yet with ...

Get dialed in on how to safeguard your smartphones

Remember the sneaky trick played by software makers? Download a free program and somehow it would automatically install an unwanted "search toolbar" on your computer's Internet browser. That annoying ploy hasn't disappeared ...

Banknote check with ultra-fast line scan sensor

Speed and accurate image reproduction are the alpha and omega of quality inspection in security printing. Conventional image sensors are limited in this regard. Fraunhofer researchers have developed an ultrafast line scan ...

Geographical passwords worth their salt

It's much easier to remember a place you have visited than a long, complicated password, which is why computer scientist Ziyad Al-Salloum of ZSS-Research in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, is developing a system he calls geographical ...

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