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Comment: Re:Why are these numbers stored? (Score 1) 117

by Centurix (#47207941) Attached to: Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

Exactly, there's no law to prohibit anyone from storing CC information, just a strong suggestion not to. Best practice preaches PCI/DSS compliance, but really it's the CC schemes that are broken. The schemes represent a compromise between convenience and 'security'. Here's an interesting Twitter stream: Need A Debit Card?, some even post photographs of both sides of the card and then wonder why their accounts are empty.

Comment: Seriously? Mildura isn't exactly that remote. (Score 1) 452

by Centurix (#42241679) Attached to: Australian Police Warn That Apple Maps Could Get Someone Killed

I drive through there more than twice a year across the back of NSW up to the top of Queensland. Take the old Land Cruiser running LPG that way as there are gas stations along the A20 that have LPG at the pump. If I'm not driving that then I'd head up to Broken Hill then the drive through Bourke to Lightning Ridge. Be prepared, take an EPIRB, water, blankets, spare clothing and a spare battery + fuel. Great drive.

Comment: Re: I can assure you... (Score 1) 642

by Centurix (#42104711) Attached to: Hello, I'm a Mac. And I'm a $248 Win8 PC.

The problem with this is the Unknown-Unknowns. You are currently protecting yourself against virus which attack through vectors you know about. The Known-Unknowns.

There you go, applying a Donald Rumsfeldism to computer security on Slashdot. You are probably infected already, you just don't know it.

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