Facebook can now read your texts. Why in the world do they need to do that?
This has been shown to be true of the Android version of Facebook since about December 20, 2013, according to this Reddit thread. You can’t tell if it’s true on the iPhone version, but it’s safe to assume they are doing it there too.
Another reason I am happy to have quit Facebook.
“The chances that we’ll see another big breach like this are probably 80 percent.”
This is why it is time for the United States to fix its weak payment security schema.
“U.S. credit and debit cards rely on an easy-to-copy magnetic strip on the back of the card, which stores account information using the same technology as cassette tapes.”
Remember cassette tapes?
Because I shopped at Target during the window of exposure, I ordered a new debit card from my bank. It is an inconvenience to do so, but after reading about a friend on Facebook who saw purchases made on his card in Russia, and after reading about the hacked customer data from Target being sold in online black markets, I was legitimately freaked out.
Have you ordered a new card yet?
I heard rumblings of this yesterday, and now it seems to be a reality. Worst credit card heist in history, they say. Thought you might wanna know!
I was unfortunate enough to have been to Target during the time period mentioned, so I’ll be ordering a new card ASAP.
As my years of IT security experience taught me, the insider is the most dangerous threat.
I guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend…making sure none of the Hostgator servers under my control were rooted. At least it sounds like the situation was mitigated.
You all might want to check your servers, if you have any with Hostgator.