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Comment Re:Not one link to the company in summary (Score 1) 155

Man, it really is "damned if you do, damned if you don't" around here. Someone else would have complained if they had, labeling it a Slashverstisement.

Oh I just checked. They did provide the link. It's a tricky one though. The link to the company, XYZprinting, is hard to find. Check back in the summary and look for the underlined word "XYZprinting". Click that and you should go to the company website. I know, its weird, but there you have it.

Submission + - Credit Cards Stolen From Target Used For Fraud...At Target ( 2

chicksdaddy writes: In a great example of the cybercrime "chickens coming home to roost," credit card information stolen from box retailer Target have been linked to fraudulent purchases at large retail outlets, including Target itself, the web site reports. (

Writing on Friday, Brian Krebs said that millions of the stolen cards are "flooding" underground carder web sites. Working with a source at a small New England bank, Krebs was able to identify hundreds of stolen credit card accounts being offered for sale from that bank alone on a carder site, rescator(dot)la.( The cards were being uploaded daily in batches of 100,000 or more, branded as the "Tortuga base."

A "point of purchase" analysis on 20 of stolen accounts belonging to the bank and purchased from four of the "Tortuga" dumps confirmed Target as a common reference point for the cards. Even worse: “Some of these already have confirmed fraud on them, and a few of them were actually just issued recently and have only been used at Target,” Krebs source at the bank informed him. A number of the cards were flagged for fraud after they were used to make unauthorized purchases at big box retailers, including Target, itself, he said.

After reports by Krebs about a major theft of credit cards, Target acknowledged the breach on Thursday, admitting that data on up to 40 million consumers may have been taken. (

Comment Re:I hope no one loses money, but... (Score 1) 191

Uh huh... and how about the people who went during the other 18 days in the attack window? I've never shopped Black Friday (and sure as shit not Thanksgiving) but I'm one of the above.

From the first line of the article:

Target Corp said hackers might have stolen data from some 40 million credit and debit cards of shoppers who visited its stores during the first three weeks of the holiday season...

Comment Re:Don't see the big deal (Score 1) 372

Yes, yes it does sound like the Apple approach. Which is largely disapproved of on /.

Don't buy it is fantastic advice. I wasn't going to buy it in any case, but now thanks to this article, I have it in the back of my head to be sure to recommend that others do not buy it either.

So, to paraphrase...

"You don't like this article? Well then don't fucking comment on it then."

Comment Re:6 spinoffs (Score 1) 185

Seriously. This complaint is so tired.

Excel? PowerPoint? Even "Word" isn't all that informative. Flash, Acrobat, Java, etc, etc. And these are the ones that everyone's mother might have heard of.

If someone cares enough to try an application they aren't familiar with, they'll probably hear about these alternatives and add them to their vocabulary. I've never once overheard someone actually complain or become confused by a name that wasn't in the form of "[Application Domain] [Verb]", *except* on forums.

Next up, lets complain about KDE, Gnome and Apple all putting K, G, or an 'i' in front of all their apps (and conveniently ignore the ones that don't use that convention to appear to make an insightful point.

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