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Old 01-13-2014, 01:42 PM   #41
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Here is an interactive graphic about data breaches.

World's Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks | Information Is Beautiful

And these are only the largest.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:27 PM   #42
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Here is a NYT article on the Krebs behind Krebs on Security. Good reading for nerds and people interesting in security. Probably boring to others.

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In the following weeks, Mr. Krebs discovered breaches at Neiman Marcus; Michaels, the arts and crafts retailer; and White Lodging, which manages franchises for major hotel chains like Hilton, Marriott and Starwood Hotels.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/te...echnology&_r=0
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and again, and again, and again..............

This break-in lasted about one year. Sad.

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Krebs on Security has posted a new item.

Computer hard drive maker LaCie has acknowledged that a hacker break-in at its
online store exposed credit card numbers and contact information on customers
for the better part of the past year. The disclosure comes almost a month after
the breach was first disclosed by KrebsOnSecurity.
Hardware Giant LaCie Acknowledges Year-Long Credit Card Breach — Krebs on Security
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:35 PM   #44
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I got caught up in the Target debacle. Chase closed my existing Cc and issued a new one. Okay I will deal with the inconvenience.

Now, just 3 months later having a new Chase card and today there were fraudulent charges with my CC number at a different State waaaaaay far away from my location. Seriously? Only 3 months and fraud use; as in someone obtained the number and printed on a fake CC that quickly. Oh ya, it was used for cheap purchases at a 7-Eleven store and McDonalds. Very interesting not just how much more fraud is happening, but how quickly it is being applied. Heck, a few more issuances of new credit card numbers and I won't be surprised to start seeing the very first charges being fraudulent...before I even use it at a merchant.

I'm forecasting that credit cards will be a novelty from the past within only a few years from now. Companies and consumers will demand something far more secure and reliable.
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I got caught up in the Target debacle. Chase closed my existing Cc and issued a new one. Okay I will deal with the inconvenience.

Now, just 3 months later having a new Chase card and today there were fraudulent charges with my CC number at a different State waaaaaay far away from my location. Seriously? Only 3 months and fraud use; as in someone obtained the number and printed on a fake CC that quickly. Oh ya, it was used for cheap purchases at a 7-Eleven store and McDonalds. Very interesting not just how much more fraud is happening, but how quickly it is being applied. Heck, a few more issuances of new credit card numbers and I won't be surprised to start seeing the very first charges being fraudulent...before I even use it at a merchant.

I'm forecasting that credit cards will be a novelty from the past within only a few years from now. Companies and consumers will demand something far more secure and reliable.
Sorry about this Turboslacker. There is a more secure credit card approach available and is being used everywhere outside of the USA. Credit cards issued in Europe for example come with a pin. Without the pin, the card will not be accepted. It also has a chip that makes it more difficult to duplicate. I would like to encourage you to make a stink with your CC company and the retailers. This is old technology that is available today, just not here.
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Sorry about this Turboslacker. There is a more secure credit card approach available and is being used everywhere outside of the USA. Credit cards issued in Europe for example come with a pin. Without the pin, the card will not be accepted. It also has a chip that makes it more difficult to duplicate. I would like to encourage you to make a stink with your CC company and the retailers. This is old technology that is available today, just not here.
Ya good call. Sounds much like my ATM debit card but I have hedged away from using it for all my transactions like I so a CC. Had a bad experience one time when debit cards first came out in the mid 90's. Never again.

It's interesting how the alternatives have become too slow or not accepted at certain merchants, like checks and cash.
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