Tag Archives: identity theft

The Broadening Threat of Ransomware

Retailers are now selling a rapidly growing number of connected devices — from refrigerators to smoke detectors to home security devices to robotic vacuum cleaners, and a lot more. Thus, the threat of ransomware is getting worse, as we’ve reported … Continue reading

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Retailers: Beware of Ransomware

The term “ransom” has been around for hundreds of years and is best described as a way to redeem someone from captivity, bondage, detention, etc., by paying a demanded price. Today, we have another destructive variation of the word ransom … Continue reading

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The Science (?) of Retail Security

As been been reported so many times, retail security — both in-store and online — has become a major issue for millions of companies around the world. (see, for example, 1, 2, 3) Very recently, EarthLink noted this about security: “Our … Continue reading

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