Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cash Only Restaurants

Many times I've been asked how to reduce risk of Credit Card Fraud when paying your bill at a restaurant for lunch or dinner and I've replied, paying Cash is an option to consider.

Apparently, for other reasons, some restaurants are making this an easy option because as "Eateries go cash-only," "Plastic's now off the menu."

Saturday, August 21, 2010

12 Character Super Passwords

The 12-character era of online security is upon us as summarized in this article summarizing this published case study from the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

A quick search online let me find a whole list of 12 character words and I came up with this example, which I will never use, but it is an example of a 12 character, alphanumeric word with a special character:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Facebook location tool

Facebook has a lot of issues. I will try to organize them but I have a search feature for this Blog and you can search on terms like "Facebook" and I'll continue to try to keep the best keywords in the Title.

But regarding the Facebook location tool...Google did something like this previously.

George Orwell may be rolling in his grave but it may be from hysterical fits of laughter.

Now Facebook will show your friends where you (or your GPS Phone) are.

So if I'm your friend on Facebook and you send me an email I can use Google to find your house by your email and Facebook to see if you are there or maybe 100 miles away.

I have another post about this issue that you should look at as well.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Former identity thieves confess the tactics

If you have been in one of my trainings as far back as 2006, then you know we have discussed most of these already. But it is good to see these 26 Tips again and the 10 Online tips link is a good review as well:

13 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You

13 More Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You

10 Ways to Protect Yourself Online


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