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Semi-Unorthodox Credit Card Protection Tips
Posted By Jim On 04/14/2005 @ 9:50 am In Credit | 4 Comments
This is a very disturbing trend, yet another announcement by a major retailer that the credit data was once again exposed. In an AP article, data was stolen from Polo Ralph Lauren Inc. and HSBC North America is starting to notify holders of their General Motors-branded MasterCards that their credit card information may have been compromised. It now looks like thieves aren’t trying to steal data as it’s being transmitted (the nature of encryption makes that impossible if you’re actually encrypting the data), they’re picking it off data at the destination…
I’m not going to tell you the typical “get a credit check, get identity theft fraud protection, etc” advice because chances are you’ve heard it. Here are some non-classic tips for of staying ahead of the thieves:
I hope these help, but I hope even harder that companies employ better security (or use software by companies that scrutinize their stuff better).
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