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    Hi all,

    The past few weeks the press has been overflowing with stories of hacking.
    Here's some background about it all.

    Please us the provided link for the rest of the article.

    Take care,

    Jay

    Attacks on Sony, others show it's open hacking season
    by Elinor Mills

    Attacks on Sony, others show it's open hacking season | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

    There seems to be a groundswell of hacking activity recently. From the Epsilon breach that touched dozens of major U.S. companies and their millions of customers and RSA replacing its customers' SecurID tokens after attacks on several defense contractors to Sony sites getting pummeled by hackers on a regular basis--all within the last few months.
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    More like "Attacks on Sony, others show businesses do not care enough to secure their customers' info. Either that or they have their heads in the sand about security and really need to take it more seriously. There should not be this many breaches.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    businesses do not care enough to secure their customers' info. Either that or they have their heads in the sand about security and really need to take it more seriously. There should not be this many breaches.[/COLOR]
    That does not make any sense... no business wants to be hacked... and all hire what they consider "top" security experts. No one has their head in the sand, check out the "help wanted" section and see what tech jobs are in most demand. (Many are paper security experts... but hey...)

    It is like saying you don't care about your kids, if someone breaks in the house at night and steals them... oh, but you did not have armed guards on top of your roof! Really....

    Unfortunately, sometimes you don't know about issues until they are issues. Is there a breakdown in some places? Yes... companies are operated by humans... humans error.

    You only need one error and one hacker luckie enough to find it.

    People don't see what is going on behind the scenes... the "establishment" (countries and companies) are coming together to do battle. The hackers will lose. Right now they do what they want since there is nothing in place to track/stop them. That is changing. Even NATO has taken notice.
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    Have you been reading across the internet? Sony was lax, very much so.


    And this: so apparently they mislead their customers about how serious this was and it turns out they retained the seed values, which seems to be a no-no looking at the comments. Sure they care about their customers, sure.

    RSA finally comes clean: SecurID is compromised
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Yes, I've been reading those same articles by the arm chair security experts... waiting for mom to call them for dinner. Some are legit, waiting to point out the issue... hindsight is always 20/20, right?

    As I'd tell anyone, go build something like the PSN or get 100m users, or have a company the size of Sony and tell me how you make out.

    But to say that business don't care, if not a fair statement... your brush goes deep and wide.

    Guess your are going to fall out your chair trying to come back here to post about CITI. lol
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    Oh yes I read about that one too. And that one has the potential to become a horror story for customers, especially when you have these companies lying about how deep the breaches are to their customers. And I have to tell you, I still think something is wrong with the way businesses handle security of customer info. I do think they don't put enough thought into it until they get kicked in the groin and customers have to worry about who has how much of their info!
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Here's some more lovely news about "caring" companies.

    Netflix, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Square apps expose your data -- Engadget
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    Here's some more lovely news about "caring" companies.

    Netflix, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Square apps expose your data -- Engadget
    Again, if someone has access to your phone, you have bigger issues.

    I consider all files on my phone unencrypted (unless I encrypt them).

    Should those companies encrypt those files... yes, they should.

    Should you "care" about your data besides looking for someone else to care for you? My answer is "yes"... your answer might be to wait for someone else to care about you.

    But your post does point out why your passwords should be different for your sites...

    But there is a reason why I use Windows Phone 7.... and also looking at a Moto XPRT (read about that device and the security features... even if Android).
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