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PayPal is NOT asking for your bank details. It is Trustly that is asking for your bank details. Trustly is a Swedish company. It operates in Sweden, Finland, Poland, and a few other companies. They have an agreements with Paypal to provide options to top up your Paypal account (similar agreements are made with Skrill/Moneybookers). This is not a scam. Now ...


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As far as I understood, the question is whether you would use your own, "real" account, a freshly created account or a test account provided by the bank. From my experience, any company wants to limit the potential impact when doing penetration tests. Therefore, they probably won't be happy if you start attacking their production systems. Just imagine what ...


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What you are describing is penetration testing. Generally this is done when a company wants to test their security and get the opinion of a specialist in real world attacks. Other times penetration tests are actually required in order for a business to maintain specific certifications. When a penetration test is done it's usually between a third party ...


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As answers state above, it isn't just about updates to the system. Its also about the "attack surface" the system presents. If a means of attack is simply cut off (because of system security restrictions, software not installed or not enabled, firewall or network access blocks, etc) then the user can't attack through that route. Quick examples to show what ...


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If you lock down the whole computer, run only a single application, allow it to securely connect (even through open internet) only to a particular server (that you control), but block all incoming requests from the internet, then there are practically no vulnerability delivery ways to exploit. A new 0-day would be only a concern if it could somehow get onto ...


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ATMs normally lie on a isolated network directly to the bank that owns the ATM. This is normally enforced by a VPN-router if theres no leased point-to-point line at the location, where the local end does not allow any traffic outside the VPN, even if malicious software on the ATM deliberately tried, and the remote end's firewall is configured to not allow ...


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Microsoft is supporting Windows XP under certain circumstances As this article states the US Navy has re-upped support for their Windows XP footprint for another year as of 2015. Microsoft is supporting the operating system from several aspects under these special agreements. Security Patches Bug Fixes Customer Technical Support Due to the high level ...



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