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February 27, 2014  2:12 AM

Why passwords alone are no longer sufficient security



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Credit Card Fraud, data security, Security, Security best practice, Security management

We have all see this coming for a long time; in fact, I'm surprised it has taken this long to become obvious that passwords are no longer sufficient security. Sure, they're OK for things that really don't matter like news sites and entertainment sites -- any site that doesn't store sensitive...

October 11, 2011  3:12 PM

Operation Swiper – Largest ID theft bust in history



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Online banking fraud, Scam

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May 16, 2011  10:50 PM

Michaels POS Breach Bigger than Reported



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Credit Card Fraud, data breach, Fraud, Security

Michaels Stores, Inc. says that their point-of-sale (POS) PIN pads at 90 stores in 20 states were tampered with. The craft store chain is replacing PIN pads at most of its 964 U.S. Stores. According to BankInfoSecurity.com, the breach is much bigger than the company initially thought. [See


April 30, 2011  10:37 PM

Think You’re Not a Target Because You’re Small? Think Again



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Credit Card Fraud, data breach, Data Theft, Hacker, Online banking fraud, security audits, Security best practice, SQL Injection

If you pay attention to mainstream media, you can easily get the wrong idea about online attacks. The press usually only covers the sensational data breaches like the recent Epsilon and Sony fiascoes. Truth is, there are far more people at risk than the press leads you to believe. Consider the...


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