The issue has gained national attention with computer system intrusions at Target, Nieman Marcus, TJ Maxx, and other retailers.
There are laws that govern not just what you do with the information on your computer system, but also with how you dispose of it.
Defined unscientifically, metadata is information about a particular file. If you leave metadata in a file, you may share more info than you intend to.
A US Court of Appeals ruled just this past year that Americans have no reasonable expectation of privacy when carrying cell phones, allowing police to track GPS signals without a warrant or probable cause.
“123456″ and “abc123″ are similar poor choices that persist in the Top 5 of the year’s worst computer passwords.
Zappos acknowledges that names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, billing addresses, shipping addresses, even partial credit card numbers were stolen.
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