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+ - Citi Bank reveals attack one month late->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Is account security a thing of the past? Quote: "We're talking a fairly serious hack, too. The personal and account information of some 200,000 Citibank card holders in North America was breached, reports Reuters, including contact specifics like names and email addresses. The solitary bit of good news? Citibank claims far more sensitive info like social security numbers, birth dates, card expiry dates and CVV card security codes was not compromised.""
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Comment: Re:Name them (Score 4, Insightful) 490

by waa (#31359424) Attached to: A Public Funded "Microsoft Shop?"
touche'

I should have been a little more even-handed with my reply - no doubt. :)

But the point being that I have spoken to IT directors and we discuss "open-source" options etc and the first thing I hear from them is "our budget was just locked down, we have NO MONEY... " And then they write a big check to Microsoft for their CALS and server licenses, never thinking that they actually CAN save $ in a lot of areas if they would give up their blind allegiance to Microsoft.

It gets old ofter a while. That's all. Especially since there are options.

Comment: Re:I don't really see what the big fear is. (Score 0, Offtopic) 211

by waa (#31340964) Attached to: Tethering Is Exhilarating (With the Nexus One)

isn't jailbreaking an iPhone easier than rooting Android? No. I used an autorooter on my G1. Jacked the phone in to the USB, ran the program ... and I was rooted. I don't know how much easier it can get, really.

Yes, it CAN get easier:
Not on an Android, but on my Nokia N900 it's like this:
Install rootsh app via app manager, then open terminal and type:
~ $ sudo gainroot [enter]
/home/user #

:)

Gotta love an open linux-based cell phone/mobile computer/internet tablet - or whatever they are calling these things these days. )

Comment: Re:Embrace, Extend, Extinguish. (Score 1) 467

by waa (#30600308) Attached to: Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So
That, and it's got native Mac, PC, and Ubuntu versions.

Windows != "PC"

Not trying to be a dick, but I have been correcting MAC users for years (even way back when I was running OS/2) when they refer to every machine running Windows as a "PC" without realizing that their MAC is also a Personal Computer.

P.S. I also find myself explaining to Windows users that I too run a PC, but my PC runs a different operating system.... Then their eyes gloss over. lol

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