'Embarrassingly simple' hack could leave up to 100 million credit cards exposed

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Dermot7, Jan 30, 2012.

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/...-hack-exposes-up-to-100-million-credit-cards/

    edit: Well perhaps the headline should have included the word "unlikely"...to be more accurate.
     
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  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Don't bump into strangers, especially if carrying wallet.
     
  3. noone_particular

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    It wasn't all that long ago they were telling people not to carry cash because they could be robbed. Now it appears that the opposite is equally true.
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    This has been known for years. It's in the news once in a while with someone holding essentially a device the size of an ipad, bumping into someone, and stealing their info.
     
  5. m00nbl00d

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    There's a good reason why I got no credit card. :D

    The bottom line is: Carry no money, carry no credit cards. If you ain't got nothing, they can't steal from you. Not money, anyway. :argh:

    -edit-

    Don't wear any fancy clothing or jewelry either, for that matter. Don't drive a car, because that way you won't be victim of carjacking. I wonder, is there a bikejacking kind of thing? :doubt:
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Best solution: Don't have money. Or income. Or liquid assets. Can't steal what isn't there!

    (Or just use a wallet designed to block those waves.)
     
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