Did you hear the one about the Kentucky GOP candidate who asked his attorney general to investigate the state Democratic Party for allegedly sending out his Social Security number to thousands of constituents? Sorry to say, there’s no punch line here, because according to recent reports, it actually happened. Introducing Jeff Jobe. He’s running against one Johnny Bell, the incumbent Democrat representative of District 23 in Kentucky’s House of Representatives. It’s a local race with […]
You’ve watched enough Tarantino to know you should only bring a knife to a gunfight if you’re Uma Thurman. Bringing a debit card to a bar is like the proverbial knife at a gunfight: a shoot-ready script for getting killed by the bill. Bar = party, but you don’t want to run up debt and wreck your credit, so you make a conscious effort to use a debit card. For most of us, cash and […]
We all have our areas of interest — make that obsession — and when something related to them crops up online, we can be instantly transformed into monster click machines. The problem here: Many of those clicks can either lead to your victimization or becoming an unwitting co-conspirator in cybercrime. To make matters worse, once your computer is infected, it can become a soldier in a zombie army — aiding and abetting a variety of […]
If you’re a parent, summertime can mean trips to the beach (along with parking fees, ice cream runs, boardwalk arcade games, funnel cakes, cotton candy, gaily painted hermit crabs, etc.), setting up camp on some far-away stunning vista (and all the must-have sundries and amenities) and, of course, hours of mindless — not necessarily inexpensive — entertainment. If you’re not vigilant, you may discover that your bank account has withered like an unwatered rose in […]
Earlier this morning, news began to trickle out that something happened at eBay. A press release has now confirmed it: There has been a massive data breach at the online auction and shopping giant. BGR.com may have been first to report it, advising readers to change passwords on their eBay accounts after an alert blogger noticed that Paypal, the payment service owned by eBay, had posted a headline “eBay Inc. To Ask All eBay Users […]
You probably know that criminals have long figured out how to trick people into handing over their credit card information. One way is the skimmer. If you thought you’d never fall for that trick, think again. Turns out, skimmers can look a lot like the reader that unlocks doors that lead to bank machines. And because it is very difficult to tell the difference and thieves mount cameras over the machines to capture your PIN, […]
Adam Levin appeared on Bloomberg Surveillance this morning to discuss Target’s announced earnings and what every business needs to be thinking about going forward.