News worth knowing
(AKA “Tuesday Tidbits” a day early)
A few items worthy of your time/attention.
“The Nation’s second largest Health insurer company, Anthem, alerted its customers on Wednesday that hackers had stolen the personal information of over 80 Millions of its customers, making it the largest data breach and double the number of payment cards affected by Target data breach occurred in 2013. The stolen personal information includes residential addresses, birthdays, medical …”Read more…2. BEWARE!! E-MAIL SCAMS TARGETING ANTHEM CUSTOMERSAs soon as the story broke, cyber criminals started exploiting the latest Anthem data breach in an attempt to persuade people to sign up for bogus credit protection services and provide personal information about themselves.
“Carmakers are cramming cars full of wireless technology, but failing to protect those features against the possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, a US study has found.” Read more..
“Security researchers have once again found Google Play Store offering malicious apps that are infecting millions of Android users with adware.” Read more..
Just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it? (Keep in mind, I could post another dozen depressing day’s headlines, but why overwhelm?)
Today’s quote: “Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
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February 9, 2015 - Posted by techpaul | Android, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, e-mail, Google, hackers, hardware, Internet, Internet scam, News, privacy, security, software, tech | anthem, Anthem breach, Anthem Data Breach, Anthem hack, Chinese Hackers, Cyber Attack, data breach, News, privacy, smart TV, spying, technology, voice recognition
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