The Uber Breach
"It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble." ---Howard Baker
In the news today: Uber paid off hackers to conceal a theft of user data more than a year ago. Turkeys!
The company believes they stopped the release of the data. Maybe. What should you do if you have an Uber account?
- Change your password just in case, and also for any other account where you re-used that password (never a good plan!).
- Monitor Uber charges and report anything unfamiliar (Uber's directions here, last paragraph).
- Consider a call-screening app for your cell phone like AT&T's Call Protect. (Ask your carrier, or check this list).
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. . .
Retailers are gearing up for the holiday shopping blitz. While there are some bargains to be had, beware of impulse purchases; return policies on electronics can be especially tough. Make a list of EXACTLY what you want and check prices online with a comparison shopping tool.
(And of course there's that study that buying stuff is not the secret to happiness.) Supporting a good cause might help.
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