Two weeks ago on Saturday morning I got a push notification on my phone from American Express that a potential fraudulent use of my card had been attempted and denied 14 seconds earlier. I had loaded the phone app just to try it out and I think I had used it once, so it was […]
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Busy week, should have blogged about it before the event Did a remote presentation on securing credit card data First time using Lync for remote, not hard to use, but not good to try 10 minutes before hand either (my fault) Camera in the room was nice, had a sense of the place at least […]
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I’ll be at Code Camp Orlando on March 22, 2014 doing a presentation on storing credit cards in SQL Server (though a lot of what I’ll talk about applies to any database). Here is the SQL track: 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM 5 TSQL Commands I’ve been Missing – Jason Carter 10:00 AM – […]
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Possibly as many as forty million credit cards used at Target were compromised. A staggering breach and a cautionary tale – anyone can get beat, even a mega corp with close to unlimited resources. My guess (no inside scoop) is that the Target IT team has had their world turned upside down –they failed (directly […]
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