• Could a Smartphone Camera Pierce Your Bank's Cybersecurity?

    Dan Burks
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      Financial institutions today spend hundreds of millions of dollars and dedicate hundreds of employees to combatting cybercrime. The ultimate insult to these defenses would be to have security breached by a simple picture taken on a smartphone.

      The idea that this technique could topple banks' massive cybersecurity regimes may sound absurd. But as banks tighten security, attackers are seeking new ways to gain access to sensitive information. One such approach is visual hacking.