Protecting Your Debit and Credit Cards While Shopping
Corporate cyberspace hackers are skilled operators. They hit Target recently; Neimam Marcus and Michael´s were also hit a while back and now Sally´s Beauty Supply has come under cyber attack. It seems that high end consumers at Neimans as well as working folks are equal victims… The latest victim Sally´s is a retailer that draws customers from salons and hair stylists. Hackers are indiscriminately entering retailer computers at will. Certainly cause for concern.
We encourage all our readers to be careful as to when and where they shop. Protect your credit cards as much as possible. If your bank offers instant notification of when and where your card is used, then make sure to use the service.
It is a brand new world out there. Even though U.S. banks may try to protect consumers and U.S. base credit card users, it is impossible to protect everyone from overseas cyber attacks.
Technology is changing and growing by leaps and bounds and changes are hard to comprehend even by savvy technocrats. The world of computers boggles the mind, at least it does mine. Where the technology will be in a year or two is not something I can comprehend, explain or understand.
So to all of you out there who like me enjoy the evolution of technology but don´t quite understand it. Be careful, ask your banker to help you protect your bank account and your credit cards. It is always better to be safe and safety conscious.
Bankers and retailers are not of the same mind as to who is responsible for a breach that has compromised so many credit cards. I am sure the courts will soon enter this conversation. Therefore, it is up to each of us to make sure we do all we can to protect our interest, which in this case is our bank accounts.
Cyberspace.. Online..The Internet how ever you chose to call it, is a land without borders. A land without security. A land without peace of mind. When something is oosted online it can go into a million diffrent directions.
I am Attorney Martin E. Regan, Jr. and these are my personal thoughts…