Time to come clean about hacking

The "Aid to the Church in Need" charity web site has been hacked and over 2,000 users' credit card details stolen for use in fraudulent transactions - providing a timely reminder of the importance of security during the pre-Christmas spending spree. Of course security is always on the mind of the IT professional - at home and at work. In the case of high street payments, until last year, credit cards used to rely on an easily copied magnetic strip that made for a highly insecure system.

Especially as in restaurants and other service operations, your card was often taken away to a back room to be verified. Time to come clean about hacking - PC Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 16th December 2005 11:34AM