Category: Security

Chip and PIN Cards

So do you have one of the new “Chip and PIN” cards? They are also known as “EMV” for Europay/MasterCard/Visa. Instead of swiping you’re supposed to “dip” them. Currently not all merchants have implemented the “dip” technology. There are fiscal liability implications related to that don’t affect the consumer so I won’t cover that here.…

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Red, Green, Blue and Purple

No, I’m not talking about video signals. I listen to a lot of security podcasts. I’d been hearing them talk about “red teams” and “blue teams.” I didn’t know what they were talking about. So off to Google and I came up with this. These terms refer to teams that participate in penetration tests. Red Teams are external…

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