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Officials react to 911 swatting but fail to connect root problem

By Trip Elix Caller ID has been a long-standing nightmare for the consumer. Organized gangs of thieves routinely call people at their homes or on their cell phones. The thieves almost always alter the caller identification number and attempt many types of fraudulent offers. The offers they promote range from credit card offers to collage …

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Santa survives hackers but data brokers still own you.

North Pole-Elves have confirmed that hackers have compromised the database that Santa uses to keep track of who is naughty or nice.  The resulting hack caused a brief delay in processing and after restoring information from the backup system, all systems were normal and worked properly for delivery. Lead Elf Ernest stated in a press …

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Asleep at the switch: why so many sites get hacked

Sony has been hacked several times. Its latest embarrassment is directed at itself and is just one more example of the lack of security on the internet. You might just wonder why that can be. Everyone knows the internet is plagued by viruses and malware. Hackers have stolen millions of credit card numbers and set …

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Forum: Obama’s denied credit card shows weakness of industry

POSTED: 10/30/14, 10:18 PM EDT |   Recently, while out dining with the first lady, President Obama got reacquainted with the security battle impacting American consumers when his credit card was flatly denied. The awkward moment served to illustrate that even the most powerful man in the world is vulnerable to the weaknesses of the credit …

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password

Time to change your password again.

This time EBay the internet giant announced that their database was compromised and lost all personal information from its client base. The breach was done though employees of the company and supposedly they have contacted law enforcement. EBay said the compromised database contained customer names, encrypted passwords, e-mail addresses, birth dates, physical addresses and phone …

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