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More ATM Hacks

ATM hacks keep on coming. The latest is to drill a hole in the front panel near the key pad. It then becomes easy to access the computer USB cable and to access the machine’s software. The hacker could also … Continue reading

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How Secure is Your Password?

I’ve written previously about credit card skimmers and more recently about weak passwords. Now even “secure” passwords can be quickly cracked by a skilled hacker. This article explains how three hackers got 90% success rate on 16,000 passwords. It’s still … Continue reading

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Reno Community e-Waste Collection Event

Have any electronic stuff you no longer want?  It’s that time of year again: Reno’s annual Community e-Waste Collection Event for spring 2013 will be on Saturday, April 20. Round up your old electronics gizmos and bring them to the … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Specialist Indicted over Kickbacks

This AP story was less than clear to me. As I read it, Granillo was a Fannie Mae employee who sought to augment his income through illegal kickbacks. So, the bottom line is that corruption is alive and well throughout … Continue reading

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Skimmer Scammers Just Won’t Go Away

I am even, myself, amazed at how long I have neglected this blog. And you are still here. And no, I’m not trying to rub it in. Anyhow, the skimmer scammer stories just keep coming. And, I wanted to keep … Continue reading

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Is Your Bank PIN # Secure?

In earlier posts I discussed security and scams. Numerous times I reported on credit card skimmers and how to avoid them. I also covered phishing scams. Now here is an article discussing the PIN numbers and how we choose them. … Continue reading

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Landlords, Provide Lead Paint Pamphlets to Tenants of Face Fine

You say you hate politics. Especially during this silly season where it’s all so on your face and it’s hard to avoid. Well, surprise! I do too. But, beware! Avoidance has its cost. By avoiding politics you chose to allow … Continue reading

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