Stores like Target, when they are hacked, are required under federal law to inform consumers. As John Fund @ NRO explains, the same law doesn’t apply to the federal government and its massive site HealthCare,gov. It should though considering any personal information you enter at HealthCare.gov is easily searchable.
Via Bloomberg, not sure why you’d need to hack the site when programmers made profile information able to be indexed by search engines.
In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.
In a blog posting Friday, Twitter says it detected attempts this week to gain access to its user data. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected.
While it’s tempting to log on especially when the Wi-Fi is free, computer experts say many Wi-Fi networks lack adequate security. In some cases hackers will “spoof” or “copy” a legitimate network, something called “the evil twin.” It essentially tricks you into thinking its secure and it’s not. The gang at My Fox DC reports(…)