Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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And the Winner for the Most Hacked Sector for 2014 is … Health and Medical?

And it’s not even close. Healthcare and medical breaches make up 42.6% of all breaches. The next closest contender is business at 32.7%, according to the most recent ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center) report. The good news for this sector, … Continue reading

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Sony Bows to Blackmail Demands and Opens the Door to a New Era of Cyber Terrorism

Maybe Sony Pictures should watch some of its own movies. If they did, they would learn something that the rest of us already know. If you give into blackmailers, they will come back for more. Okay, so Sony agreed not … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Card Scams Use Facebook to Lure You into Disclosing Personal Information

A while back, I reported on how I was attacked through Facebook photo tagging and the offer of a free Walmart gift card. (Beware! A New Twist on the Facebook/Free Walmart Gift Card Scam is Making the Rounds ) Recently, … Continue reading

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Amazon: The World’s Best Online Company?

That’s quite a claim to make. After all, what factors actually go into making a company ‘The Best’? Are they the best from an investment standpoint? Do they make big profits? Are they the best from a customer’s standpoint? Are … Continue reading

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T’is the Season to be Wary: Malware is Already Waiting for You on Retailers’ Networks

First of all, millions of usernames, passwords, and credit card details have already been stolen this year. The data may not have been used and, therefore, may not have triggered any counter actions by banks, retailers, or card owners. However, … Continue reading

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