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Major Facebook permissions bug found by producers of privacy app

Newly discovered Facebook bug allows apps to block users from their account while giving hackers access to contact lists, phone numbers, and other private information. When bug-testing a new Facebook app, a group of programmers recently found that with the right coding, an app could block users from accessing their own account while giving a

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Website sells tens of thousands of counterfeit credit cards

International website sold almost 70,000 counterfeit credit cards along with state IDs. The FBI and US Postal Inspection Service recently assumed control of fakeplastic.net, a massive and well organized online operation selling counterfeit credit cards, holographic stickers and state ID cards complete with holographic overlays. The organization sold 70,000 counterfeit cards and associated are estimated

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National response to criminal cyber-attacks?

The National Retail Federation urges banks to improve credit card technology, and approaches Congress for nationwide standard in data breach notification laws. In the aftermath of several large US retailers being targeted by data theft, the National Retail Federation urges Congress to act and enforce a national response to criminal cyber-attacks. Today, the data breach

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Cost of Target data breach still rising

15.4 million Credit and Debit cards reissued after Target data breach. Costs now exceed $153 million for issuing banks, and class action lawsuit is in the works. In a press release from January 28th, the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) estimates around 40 million customer credit and debit cards were compromised. In an effort to contain

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