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by Dan Raywood, SC Magazine

Check Point dismisses firewall vulnerability research

Check Point has dismissed claims of flaws in its firewalls. Research from penetration testers ProCheckUp found a number of vulnerabilities in the market leading Check Point firewall device which it claimed could be used to carry out attacks on end-users. ProCheckUp said that it created a proof of co ...

by Dan Raywood, SC Magazine

Dect phones revealed to be susceptible to sniffing attack

Failure to enable an encryption option in Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (Dect) phones can allow an attacker to overhear and record calls. This was demonstrated to SC Magazine by ProCheckUp researcher George Christopoulos. He said that rather than this being a vulnerability, the proble ...

by Dan Raywood, SC Magazine

Companies should be prepared for employee sabotage

Companies should be prepared for employee sabotage A recent case of employee sabotage is the tip of the iceberg, according to one expert. Richard Brain, technical director for ProCheckUp, claimed that the case with Wand Corporation highlights the threat of internal attacks. He has warned that as the ...

by Dan Raywood, SC Magazine

Credit card fraud expected to rise at Christmas

With just two weeks to go until Christmas Day, research has revealed that nine out of ten companies will not be taking additional IT security precautions over the period. ProCheckUp warned companies that with increased traffic to e-commerce sites, reduced staff and increased hacking activity, it is ...

by Dan Raywood, SC Magazine

Number of victims of online fraud could be much higher than reported

Claims that ten per cent of the online UK population have been victims of fraud could be under-estimated. Commenting on last week's Online Fraud Barometer report by VeriSign Authentication, Richard Brain, technical director of ProCheckUp, said that he suspected that it is probably more than ten per ...