PCI stands for Payment Card Industry. Many companies are becoming PCI compliant, and most credit card companies are requiring PCI before they will allow you to collect money using their systems.
Hi Ed. Wow... there is a utility I haven't thought of in a while. Personally... it still makes me a bit nervous.
Love the quesiton Bill! Short answer. No. Browsing and online information is often gathered the same on PC vs Mac.
Bill, A MAC can be hacked just as easily as a PC. Windows tends to be attacked more often, due to the overwhelming number of PC's in the world compared to MAC's.
You are correct Renata. Very hard to track them down. The good news is that the credit card companies are very good at tracking down the bad guys and stopping fraud!
Keepass is one of the the programs that stores your passwords locally.
If we seem a little distracted, it's because there is a Pelican in the news room. Not something you normally see.
Eric: You hit on a hot topic. Not only that but many copiers have hard drives that record EVERY thing ever scanned. If you think about that it's pretty scary.
Paul, the companies the build your smartphone are staking their reputation. If they were not to do what you setup your smartphone to do, they would not survive too long in the market
Seeking: You made our day! Stay tuned for lots more fantastic information and tips on WPTV!
Ed: Glad it's not just me....
Seeking, that is one of the problems that has developed about having so much information available on the Internet. Hopefully you can develop a discussion with prospective employers to explain your side of the story.
Thank you Ro! Greatly appreciated and fantastic questions!
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No problem Bill, great to be able to help!
Ro... check out WPTV for a lot of the tips also WPTVs facebook page and Jenn Strathman's Facebook page. Full of tips and info!
Ed, RoboForm2Go is a portable version of their password management software. It actually stores all of your passwords on a USB stick that you can take with you. If you are somebody who uses several computers, this is a great ideas. If you only use 1 computer most of the time, however, it would be one more thing to get lost or stolen.
Be careful what you put on Social Media! Criminals LOOOOVE to use it to figure out passwords and learn all about you.
A hot one to watch for is Phishing or Social Engineering. That's when the bad guys pretend to be someone else to get you to give a password or information they can steal. Ever seen the fake UPS and FedEx emails?
Barbara, unfortunately you need to wait until the investigation is complete, but you can request that they provide you a copy of it when they are done. That may give you an idea of where and how your identity was stolen. It will help you decide where to take additional precautions in the future.
Sharon, some of these thieves have very sophisticated techniques. Some of this information could have been stolen in ways other than from electronic devices. Make sure you are safely disposing of your snail mail. Some people will go trash diving to find information. Anybody remember the movie "Sneakers"?
Russell: These are gold mines of information! So you want to securely wipe everything! There are utilities like Darin's Boot and Nuke (Dban.org ?) that have free utilities that scrub the drive of all data
Ed, That sounds like something I would do. They already have a sterotype for absent-minded professors. i'm applying for the role of absent-minded techie.
Kim... check with the Solid Waste Authority or try a gov't grade wiping utility like Darin's Boot and Nuke
Kim - Here is a link to the Solid Waste Authority's website for locations where you can recycle your old PC AFTER you wipe it.