Hackers Tap Banks' Web Sites In Unique Phishing Attack

In an unusual form of phishing, hackers cracked the computers hosting the Web sites of three Florida banks, redirecting banking customers to a bogus homepage in order to steal account information and other personal data.ElectroNet Intermedia Consulting, the Tallahassee, Fla., service provider that hosts the sites of Capital City Bank, Wakulla Bank

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Security Firm Releases Patch For Zero-Day IE Flaw

EEye Digital Security has released a temporary patch for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that is being used by malicious Web sites to install spyware on users’ computers, officials said Tuesday. The eEye patch is meant as a placeholder until Microsoft Corp. releases a permanent fix, which is expected by April 11, Marc Maiffret,

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Email Archiving, what's the big deal?

It is my opinion that email archiving is about to become a requirement for all financial institutions.

The regulators often times do not look into how long an institution is keeping their emails. Their main concerns are standard backup scenarios. [tag]Tapes[/tag], DVDs, NAS devices, whatever…as long as everything gets backed up, they don’t drill

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The Hot Cost of Cooling Data Centers

Michael Vizard at BASELINE (The Project Management Center)

Is electricity the next scarce I.T. resource?

With the price of oil forecast to stay above $50 per barrel over the next seven years, the time has come to start thinking long and hard about what impact the cost of electricity is going to have on information-technology budgets. For example,

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Your CFO might enjoy this

Those of you that have been around the financial services industry for as long as I have know that there have been many times that we have to help “educate” our management to the needs in IT. More often than not, it was the Chief Financial Officer that was the one trying to justify the return on investment(ROI) of your suggestions. These

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Needing a few good auditors!

Due to the demand of our IT audit, virtual CIO, and other consultant services we are needing more people!

We are looking for a couple of real motivated, fun, passionate people that can join our small firm here and help continue our busines to thrive. We not only look for qualified people, but we look for people that can have fun, too. Details on

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Taking SOX to the Next Level

It’s time to start looking at Sarbanes-Oxley in a more positive light. By Maria Bruno-Britz <!- remove http:// substring (if present) from the url ->Bank Systems & Technology Now that the critical period to achieve Sarbanes-Oxley compliance is just an unpleasant memory, it is time for banks to rethink their strategic approaches to SOX

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Conquering IT Growing Pains


Heading technology for a bank that is bent on branch expansion is no laughing matter—even if you are a distant relative of a certain comedian. Yet, Commerce Bank ($36 billion in assets) CIO Kent Seinfeld says he lives for the challenge.

“There is never, never a dull moment,” Seinfeld says of his job. “The

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Service To Remotely Wipe Data From Lost Laptops

From Compliance…

Everdream Corp., a desktop management company, plans to launch a service “in the near future” that can delete sensitive files on lost or stolen laptops, remotely.

Pre-installed software would automatically locate and alert the machine to delete sensitive data the next time the laptop connects to Everdream’s desktop

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Research In Motion and NTP Sign Definitive Settlement Agreement to End Litigation

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX: RIM) and NTP, Inc. (NTP) today announced that they have signed a definitive licensing and settlement agreement. All terms of the agreement have been finalized and the litigation against RIM has been dismissed by a court order this afternoon. The agreement eliminates the need for

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Careers: Keeping Older Tech Workers On The Job Longer

From Banking Systems and Technology Online…

If you’re a Baby Boomer, you may be dreaming about retiring in a few years, but maybe not. Perhaps you’ll need to keep working to pay the bills, or maybe you just want to keep busy. Employers, worried about an impending exodus of retiring Boomers, are starting to look into ways of keeping you on the job

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