Friday, August 14, 2009

American Express credit card information theft

We just received official notification that our AMEX credit card information was stolen. Inside job, as usual.

Same old, same old.

I'm astounded that web services expect me to give them my Google authentication credentials. They're conning us when they claim mere encryption will secure the data.

Incidentally, this emphasizes the stupidity of the "secret security question" fail (see US Bank security shield makes me scream). Not only do they make it easier to hack into user data, they do nothing to protect us from the commonplace insider thefts and other, old, tactics.

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