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Vendor of Stolen Bank Cards Hacked — Krebs on Security Brian Krebs has an interesting blog post on how all of the credit card information was stolen by a hacker from a website that sells stolen credit cards. This is in the “don’t know whether to laugh or cry” department.
This article on The Consumerist reports that Capital One provides different car loan rates based on the browser you use when visiting their site. I suspect that there are some strong demographic trends among the users of various browsers. It would be interesting to see if they give different rates to the same browser in […]
Wikileaks domain name yanked in spat over leaked documents | The Iconoclast – politics, law, and technology – CNET News.comDeclan does a really good job here of discussing a fascinating case. WikiLeaks is a Wiki based website designed to enable completely anonymous posting of tips and leaked documents. It is focused around enabling disclosure of […]
As a followup to my discussion of risks of online tax filing, here is an article on security weaknesses at the IRS. Report: IRS bungles may imperil data It does not appear that this is particularly connected to online filing, but rather an overall laxness in their security.
The Motley Fool has a nice blog post on issues involved in electronic filing of tax returns. There are a couple of important points to be made here. First of all… The IRS has all your information and it will be in digital format (accessible by computer); You are exposed to some points of vulnerability […]