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Michaels Stores Investigates Data Breach
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Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Ninja
1/27/2014 | 12:44:35 PM
Killing debits
At what point does all this breach news kill the willingness of consumers to enter PIN numbers to use debit cards? I never have done so, and just recently advised several family members to stop using debit.

That will cost banks and retailers -- and ultimately consumers -- money as CCs become the only game in town.  
Ariella
Ariella,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/27/2014 | 3:34:30 PM
Re: Killing debits
@Lorna even before all these huge breaches made the headlines, I was warned that debit cards are not very secure. The only time I ever used one for purchase was by mistake -- the chashier must have entered debit as a default.
D. Henschen
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/27/2014 | 2:14:01 PM
Promising Career Path
Looking for a promising career path related to the growth of big data and online transactions? Try "digital forensic investigator," as mentioned above. I'm guessing this is a white-hot niche within the already hot, larger category of computer security.
Mathew
Mathew,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/29/2014 | 11:30:31 AM
Re: Promising Career Path

Wait for it, wait for it: Michaels sued over possible data breach.

And yes, "digital forensic investigator" looks like an already hot job prospect that's just going to keep getting hotter.

BobH088
BobH088,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/28/2014 | 1:24:40 PM
data loss
One of the most common causes of data getting in the wrong hands is the loss of mobile devices that often contain a frightening amount of private information. I want to share a protection option that worked for me. Tracer tags let someone who finds your lost stuff contact you directly without exposing your private information.  I use them on almost everything I take when I travel after one of the tags was responsible for getting my lost laptop returned to me in Rome one time. You can get them at mystufflostandfound.com


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