It’s Tax Season Again. Time for Hackers to File Your Return

It’s bad enough that you have to do so much work to get your taxes done and, if you’re lucky, file for a refund. But if, after you try to file your return, you get a message that says "The dependent's Social Security number cannot be used more than once in a tax return. It … Continue reading It’s Tax Season Again. Time for Hackers to File Your Return

How Facebook is Used to Spear Your Employees: The Secret World of Data Mining

About six months ago, I met one of my former students. He told me how he was now working in data mining. I figured I knew what that entailed. The company he worked for probably analyzed customer data or gathered data from potential customers through information it acquired from the internet and, then, sold this … Continue reading How Facebook is Used to Spear Your Employees: The Secret World of Data Mining