January 11, 2007

Pennies - RSA reveals attack kits? and Why Gift Cards,

From Epayment news:

Jan 11 2007 : RSA Security says it has discovered a phishing toolkit which is being sold on Internet fraudster forums. The so-called "universal man-in-the-middle phishing kit" enables sophisticated "next-generation" attacks against banks and e-commerce sites, the U.S. Internet security firm says.

Funny, that's more or less what we reported nearly a year ago.

Someone reveals one of the insider secrets about Gift Cards:

According to the research from TowerGroup, consumers purchased $80 billion worth of gift cards in 2006. Of that, $8 billion will never be redeemed.

Yup. Hard numbers though, and I suspect the figure is higher.

Also, a couple of hollywood-file-sharer love-in notes:

Leslie Moonves, president of CBS Corp., and Robert Iger, chef executive of The Walt Disney Co. both gave keynote addresses this year that emphasized cooperation between studios and device makers.

"If you asked me two years ago, did I want Disney in the keynote? No," said Gary Shapiro, chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association, annual sponsor of the CES show. "Disney was the poster child in Washington for the most anti-technology company there was."

Posted by iang at January 11, 2007 06:39 PM | TrackBack

Did you know that if all consumers would try to redeem their airmiles, all the incentive programs would go bankrupt. So what is the (monetary) value of these airmiles?

Posted by: Twan at January 12, 2007 10:53 AM

Ha! No I didn't know that. But I'll do you one better:

Did you know that if everyone went to the bank and withdrew their deposits, the bank would be bankrupt? What then is the value (in any terms!) of banking?


Posted by: Iang at January 12, 2007 10:55 AM

Anyone found out where I can lay my hands on this universal MITM? I have been searching for it, but no luck. A hoax?

Posted by: sf74 at January 16, 2007 04:52 AM
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