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Be Choosy When Choosing A PIN

July 30th, 2014

By Matt Atkinson Starting Friday, credit card users in Australia will no longer be able to use a signature to verify their transactions. Despite the fact that many may find this change long overdue, it’s still a good step toward improving payment security and goes hand-in-hand with EMV (chip) card technology. What is slightly troubling,… Read more ›

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Security Is A Team Effort

June 19th, 2014

By Ken Caballero Taking steps to protect yourself online can protect your family and friends too. Cybercriminals will often use information gleaned in attacks to create new and more targeted efforts against your known contacts. Family and friends are more liable to trust us than others.  If your account details are compromised and used to… Read more ›

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Get Your Business On The Front Foot: Be Proactive in Security

June 17th, 2014

By Adrian Pearce  Too often, discussions around IT security focus on being defensive. The prevailing mindset is that by putting certain measures in place, you can comfortably sit back behind the walls of a virtual ‘castle’, and any attackers will simply go away. But the reality is that attackers never just go away. They come… Read more ›

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Kiwis Rightly Concerned Over Card Fraud

June 15th, 2014

By Bill Farmer Several recent studies, reports, and data releases have made a stark case for the creation of strong data breach disclosure laws in New Zealand. There is a real concern amongst Kiwis about the security of their personal information with other parties, and in particular, how their payment card data is protected. Local… Read more ›

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A Look at Card Fraud in Australia

May 13th, 2014

By Adrian Pearce Following Mako’s recent announcement of our new agreement with Telstra, I thought it might be useful to take a closer look at the security landscape in Australia, some recent fraud trends, and overall take a deeper dive to see what the current market conditions are like. Like many western nations, Australia supports… Read more ›

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Mako Signs Supply Agreement with Telstra, Expands Australian Market Presence

April 24th, 2014

Australia’s largest telecommunications company to bundle Mako security services with broadband Internet Mako Networks has announced a new partnership with Telstra to incorporate its PCI DSS-compliant network management service in Australia as part of a new offering to connect and secure Telstra business broadband customers. The deal with the largest telecommunications provider in the country… Read more ›

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Statement on Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

April 12th, 2014

Mako Networks is aware of the widespread ‘Heartbleed’ vulnerability in OpenSSL, an open source software suite that is widely used to encrypt web communications. Mako has conducted a thorough analysis of its own systems and the security of our customers, and has patched and updated all potential vulnerabilities. As a precaution, we recommend all Mako customers update their passwords,… Read more ›

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New Whitepaper Highlights Key Changes in PCI DSS v3.0

April 1st, 2014

Version 3.0 of the PCI DSS became effective as of January 1, and while based on the same 12 core requirements as PCI v2.0, there are new elements of particular relevance to smaller merchants. Mako Networks has released a new whitepaper to assist small businesses and distributed enterprises identify specific elements of the revised PCI standards… Read more ›

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Weekly News Roundup: February 14, 2014

February 15th, 2014

Some news highlights from the week, including a working theory of the Target breach, counting the cost to credit unions, and retailers and banks join forces in the fight against fraud. Krebs on Security – Email Attack on Vendor Set Up Breach at Target – A working hypothesis is firming up that Target was breached through a… Read more ›

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Weekly News Roundup: February 7, 2014

February 8th, 2014

Some news highlights from the past week, including another strain of POS malware infecting merchants around the world, a new clue in the Target breach, and a hacker called ‘Rescator’ becomes the Keyser Söze of the Internet. SC Magazine – Researchers Discover New Point-of-Sale Malware, JackPOS – Researchers with cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler have discovered a new… Read more ›

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