According to the New York Times: Equifax reluctantly decided to make freezes free for a little while in light of their colossal blunder. It remains to be seen if they will also be issuing new PINs to those of us who already had a freeze in place. I reached out to a staff lawyer for consumers-union to ask if .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Equifax, ID Theft
Oh look! Yet another data breach. This time affecting Credit Reporting Company Equifax; one of the three businesses most directly responsible for ID theft woes. Most companies don't offer any information or help to get your credit reports frozen (the only actual solution for ID theft) and I don't expect Equifax to be any different.
Equifax has a sorted past .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Credit Monitoring, Data Breach, Data Brokers, Equifax, ID Theft
Moving to Texas? Plan to drive? Then prepare your sphincter!
To get a license, even as someone who already has an out-of-state license, you have to bring an enormous amount of paperwork with you. You can see the details on their webpage, but what makes it a truly rectal experience is when they ask for your Social Security information and take .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: DMV, Fingerprints, Texas
I've been doing this for a while… the whole "computer thing". I've owned quite a few, I've worked on quite a few, I know people who have quite a few. Today, I found something entirely new.
You see, I had a Microsoft Intellimouse and, though I have many problems with the way they run their business, their mice are .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Customer Abuse, Forced Accounts, Gaming, Mice, Online Tethering, Razer, Ripoffs and Dirty Tricks
As with most insurance deals, the odds are greatly stacked against you. I know this. You probably knew it. And yet, we've probably both agreed to buy insurance on shipped items at least once or twice… and why not? The insurance prices are fairly cheap are presented as being so straightforward: "Would you like to buy insurance?" they ask. "How much coverage do you want?" they ask. "Here's your receipt" .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]
Why are there so many top ranked answers for how to get the dye out of your or your kids' hands that just don't help? Dishsoap? Baking soda or toothpaste plus lots of scrubbing? Feh. Well, consider that baking soda does provide great cleaning power and abasion, but vinegar is what they use to disolve the dye packs in the first place. I figured, why not use both?
I put .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Dye, Easter eggs, Kids, Parents
One of the more irritating oversights in Windows 7 is that when you open configuration files from Windows Explorer (txt, ini, etc), they open in Notepad as expected, but when you go to save, only then do you realize that you didn’t have admin rights and your work is wasted.
Sick of wasting my time this way, I found a little hack that adds a context option to the right-click .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]
LexisNexis (which acquired ChoicePoint) is the largest data-broker in the world. They create vast profiles on people and use that information to create various reports that they sell to companies of all kinds. These reports are used to make decisions about renting, insurance and more. In the past these reports have been purchased by law enforcement and criminal organizations; all to find out more information .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: ChoicePoint, Data Abuse, LexisNexis
This is your Sequoia touch-screen voting machine with Pac-Man hacked onto it without disturbing any of the "tamper-evident" seals supposedly meant to protect it from hackers…
Apparently, they put tamper seals on the ports and plugins, but NOT the case itself. Therefore, the university was able to just dismantle the machine and connect on the inside instead. Pathetic .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: E-voting