It was a fun day with kids, trucks, and vudu. Really.
Letâ??s jump in with the tech stuff â??
Stephen Miano joined us to talk about the Vudu theft and what it means. From Stephen:
Physical thefts at Vudu.com could mean bad news for virtual videos
Vudu.com is one of the fastest growing movie and video sites on the web. Offering streaming HD versions of popular new releases for rental, or digital purchase, the service is featured on a number of computers, smart TV's, and consoles. But with this week's announcement of a break in at their home offices signals more trouble for online consumers.
This wasn't an online hack. This really represents a shift in how we consider data theft. We've come to expect websites to be hacked, but with this incident, we're looking at a physical intrusion.
That was an online intrusion where the data was stored in plain text. No protection whatsoever. This is dealing with data on a physical hard drive. Although... the password data is encrypted, and credit card information is limited to the last 4 digits.
If you're a Vudu customer, you need to go change your password immediately. Vudu is also offering a year of identity protection service, so you might want to activate that. Keep an eye on your credit report, and always cast a suspicious eye on people asking you to confirm private information. Never give out credit card information, or anything else that might help someone personally identity you.
Criminals are going to look for ways to exploit these sources of condensed private information. Right now we still see a lot of threats on the user computer level. But as we see this kind of theft monetized, we're going to see a LOT more of these kinds of hacks and break ins. It's easy money for these bad guys. Their all over it.
Touch a Truck
Itâ??s time once again for the Junior League of Columbiaâ??s Touch a Truck program, giving children the opportunity to get up close and personal with trucks and tractors from different walks of life. You can get all the details HERE.
Ok ladies, this night is for you.
The Junior Womanâ??s Club is hosting a â??Ladies night outâ?? to benefit neglected children. Erin Galloway from Palmetto Place was our guest this morning. You can get all the info HERE.
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