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Payment via smartphone ‘going mainstream’ soon

Using smartphones or tablets as digital “wallets” will be common within a decade, largely replacing cash and credit cards, according to a Pew Research survey released on Tuesday. Sixty-five percent of “technology stakeholders and critics” who responded to an opt-in poll by Pew Research and Elon University Imagining the Internet…

‘Embarrassingly simple’ hack could leave up to 100 million credit cards exposed

As many as 100 million credit cards in active use today contain a technology that can be tricked into exposing the users’ account to fraudulent transactions, according to a hacker who demonstrated the exploit on stage this past weekend at a conference in Washington, D.C. Speaking at the Shmoocon hacker…

Israel vows to treat hackers like other ‘terrorists’

Israel said on Saturday that it will respond to cyber-attacks in the same way it responds to violent “terrorist” acts, by striking back with force against hackers who threaten the Jewish state. The message from Deputy Foreign Minister Dany Ayalon came after a self-defined “Saudi hacker” from a cabal known…

‘Saudi hacker’ publishes Israeli credit card details

A self-defined Saudi hacker claimed he had published details of 400,000 Israeli-owned credit cards online, but the card firms on Tuesday insisted that only 14,000 cards had been affected. Details of the hack were exposed late on Monday in a statement posted on an Israeli sports website. “Hi, It’s 0xOmar…

I Look Forward To You Ripping Me Off Several More Times

On the way home from the store this morning, I heard a radio ad for RadioGasDeal.com. The gist of it is that it “guarantees” $2.49 gas for any eligible household by giving you $15 gas cards for completing certain offers, the offers mainly being signing up for various subscription services…

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