Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

Small research about POS terminals

mobile security creditcard pos

I have recently made a research among top 7 banks regarding the POS terminal security. I’ve sent each bank two questions: 1. Regarding the wireless POS devices – that use a GPRS / EDGE connection – is there any security involved in sending data (is a secure data transfer between the device and bank)? If [...]

About privacy and data protection (II)

Confidential CNP

As stated in my previous post, there are other legal ways you can find some special private data about someone else. 1. You call yourself “Carrefour“, you put up a marketing campaign and ask your customers to fill in a form where one of the fields is the Numerical Personal Code. Of course, you are [...]

About privacy and data protection (I)


Today I’m going to start a topic about privacy. Even though I’ll write about some experiences I had in Romania, I’m pretty sure this can be applied to other countries too. The main subject will be about how hard is to find someone’s Numerical Personal Code (how it’s called in Romania) or Social Security Number [...]

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