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Many years ago the clerks at my bank convinced me to accept a Visa debit card for my checking account. ( I have not issued a check for anything in ...
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    Linux Enthusiast cousinlucky's Avatar
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    Target Has Been Hacked!!


    Many years ago the clerks at my bank convinced me to accept a Visa debit card for my checking account. ( I have not issued a check for anything in years since I found out that the information on a mailed check could be used to transfer my entire bank balance anywhere! )

    Over the years many large companies have had their computers ( windows versions I guess ) hacked and compromised. I do not go to any Target stores because their prices are high due to lots of theft. I wonder if eventually the hackers are going to cause credit and debit cards to disappear?
    My Way News - Target: 40M card accounts may be breached
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    All the big corporations care about is getting your money fast and easy and keeping their security problems out of the news. I don't see anything getting better but hiding how insecure our data is. I used to work in IT for one of the major banks and security wasn't as good as I imagined it would be. For business its a balancing act of cost of doing things right vs profits and keeping stock holders happy.

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    Maybe it was an " inside job "!!

    Could a gang of " cyber-criminals " be attacking one big company after another??
    My Way News - Fury and frustration over Target data breach
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    i think security in the coming year will be a big deal.

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