SmartSwipe credit card reader makes online shopping safer

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Gadgets, Tech Digest news 4 Comments

SmartSwipe, the USB credit card reader that makes shopping online quicker and safer, is now available from Firebox.com. Great for online shopaholics and those wary of inputting their credit card details online, this USB gadget lets you swipe the card…

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Malicious Firefox add-on steals banking passwords

Andy Merrett Internet, Software Leave a Comment

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Yet another reason to be extremely vigilant when accessing financial web sites: researchers have discovered an add-on for Firefox which lies in wait for the user to log in to a banking or online payments site and then sends the username and password to a Russian site.

It’s a bit of a blow for those who have trumpeted how secure Firefox is, but of course we all know that no piece of software is completely secure…

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