When in crowded places we are regularly warned to our wallets. But increasingly, the real to our money is not from pickpockets but from cyber criminals. In this week’s Talk, IBTimes UK technology editor David Gilbert speaks to James Lyne from company Sophos, who explains just how easy it is for cyber-criminals to clone our credit cards, steal our money and even empty our bitcoin wallets. “A lot of people would think with a modern credit card like this with chip and pin and the latest security features, it would be very difficult,” says Lyne. “But unfortunately, retailers are the weakest link and a lot of countries where we do transactions don’t these more modern technologies”. “ transactions in fact represent a bigger opportunity for the cyber criminals, because they can achieve scale. There’s actually some terribly user habits that have been drilled into them that can get them into a lot of trouble,” he .

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