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Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

November 28, 2017


Filed under Business

By James Rufus Koren Los Angeles Times (TNS) At a time when online credit card fraud seems like a foregone conclusion, here’s one potential solution: Instead of trying to prevent card numbers from being pilfered on the web, simply use numbers you don’t mind being stolen. That’s the pitch from...

Facebook Launches Platform For Companies To Share Security Threat Data

February 12, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Andrea Chang Los Angeles Times You might use Facebook to share Hawaiian vacation pics with your friends and relatives. Now, Dropbox, Bitly, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Yahoo and other Interest companies are using Facebook to share information about threats to their computer systems. Facebook...

Canada Rethinks Security Laws After Attacks

Canada Rethinks Security Laws After Attacks

October 26, 2014


Filed under National

By W.J. Hennigan and Alexandra Zavis Los Angeles Times (MCT) OTTAWA, Canada — As U.S. military forces have engaged in more than a decade of war across the Middle East, America has found an unwavering partner in Canada, a country with an otherwise peaceful image. Now, after two deadly attacks laun...

Hacking Incidents Prompt Universities To Rethink Balance Of Openness, Security

Hacking Incidents Prompt Universities To Rethink Balance Of Openness, Security

March 27, 2014


Filed under Business

By Scott Dance The Baltimore Sun (MCT) In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland-College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in Pennsylvania, ...

Hacking Incidents Prompt Universities To Rethink Balance Of Openness, Security

Hacking Incidents Prompt Universities To Rethink Balance Of Openness, Security

Scott Dance

March 20, 2014


Filed under Campus

In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland-College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Dakota. Online thieves...

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