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    Jared & Kay Jewelers left customer data exposed

    December 3rd, 2018 by

    Jared, Kay Jewelers Parent Fixes Data Leak

    “The parent firm of bling retailers Jared and Kay Jewelers has fixed a bug in the Web sites of both companies that exposed the order information for all of their online customers.”

    It apparently does not affect other retailers owned by Signet Jewelers (like Zales and Piercing Pagoda).

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    Starwood Guest Reservation Database Hacked

    November 30th, 2018 by

    Starwood Guest Reservation Database Security Incident

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    USPS: User account information exposed

    November 22nd, 2018 by

    USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users

    U.S. Postal Service just fixed a security weakness that allowed anyone who has an account at to view account details for some 60 million other users, and in some cases to modify account details on their behalf.”

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    Yet another phishing scam. This time it’s PayPal!

    November 14th, 2018 by

    PayPal phishing scam using Conditional CSS tricks and Google Captcha

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    Expired Domains being used to steal credit cards

    November 14th, 2018 by

    That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it’s Now Stealing Credit Cards

    Don’t let an expired domain be used for criminal purposes.

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    USPS’s Mail Scanning Service: Another tool to steal your identity?

    November 8th, 2018 by

    U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service


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    Be careful with the USP “Informed delivery”

    November 2nd, 2018 by

    Brian Krebs warned about this back in October, 2017

    USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream

    Looks like its happening… 🙁

    Postal Service aware ‘Informed Delivery’ used fraudulently


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    Yet another breech affecting 9 Million Customers

    October 30th, 2018 by

    Cathay Pacific Breach Hits Over 9 Million Customers

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    No/Trivial router password? You can be hacked!

    October 2nd, 2018 by

    GhostDNS: New DNS Changer Botnet Hijacked Over 100,000 Routers

    This is one of those hacks that should never happen. All it takes is to have a non-trivial password set on your router. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of folks who are just too lazy. My favorite is “What happens if I forget the password?”. My advice has always been to paste a label on the router with the name and password. If someone malicious has physical access to your router, that’s the least of your problems!

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    Facebook breech affects up to 90 Million Users

    September 29th, 2018 by

    Facebook Security Bug Affects 90M Users

    Facebook assures us that it’s not necessary to change passwords. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’m willing to part with cheap.

    Based on history, I’d be very dubious that we know the full extent of the breech. I recommend assuming the worst and make sure to change passwords and implement 2-factor verification.

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