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Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 3/12/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 3107
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Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

Articles by Kelly Jackson Higgins
posted in September 2009

Debit Or Credit? Neither

9/24/2009
I stopped using my debit card altogether a couple of years ago out of an intense fear that I would never recoup the losses if my card were skimmed in the grocery-store line or compromised at TJ Maxx. Now I casually slide my checkbook onto the card reader stand and perform that rare act of putting pen to paper while trying to avoid the annoyed stares of shoppers behind me in line who may lose a few seconds off of their shopping time because I didn't use plastic.

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Hosting Kevin Mitnick

9/4/2009
It's not easy being Kevin Mitnick: The reformed black hat hacker may sue AT&T after it kicked him off its wireless network, and his Web hosting provider dropped him after his Website suffered a nasty hack last month. Seems he has become too big a target for some network and hosting providers.

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