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Michaels Stores, Inc. is now reporting that two separate 8-month long security breaches at its stores last year may have exposed as many as 3 million customer credit and debit cards.   224 more words

Data Breach

Michaels Confirms Breach Of As Many As 2.6M Cards

NEW YORK (AP) — Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach. 286 more words

News

Warning to businesses: ID thieves have you in their crosshairs

Identity theft is a serious threat to businesses, not just consumers

With the recent news stories about retailers having their records compromised by hackers, Americans are focused on the dangers of identity theft. 548 more words

Top Tips

Spam Using Breached Contact List / Address Book

In the past 3 weeks, I have started receiving spam emails using friends’ email as FROM. I notice 3 things about these emails:

  1. They have many contacts from my friends’ address / contact list in the TO list, which means the spammer has or had access at some point to my friends’ email accounts. 
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Technology

Scary Android malware uses Facebook to bypass two-factor authentication

Android users have yet another piece of malware to worry about. PC World points out a technique that is specifically targeting Facebook users who use mobile banking. 144 more words

Android

Heartbleed and Security

Well, I’m kind of laughing at myself this week. I sometimes wonder if I overreact to things, like the Heartbleed bug or Microsoft’s end of support for Windows XP.

Computers