Re: Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal Data Of 143 Million People #article


Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 


I went on their web site and I froze my credit and they did not charge me. Usually there is a fee for this.I plan to do this for the other credit bureaus.They gave me a number so  if I want to apply for credit I can unfreeze by giving them the number. I don't know if the credit monitoring they provide is that safe.  Clark Howard a consumer person on radio suggested that freezing was the best way to go.

----- Original Message -----
From: Missa
Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal Data Of 143 Million People #article

I got to the part where it told me whether or not I was affected. I
just chose not to continue with signing up for what they were
offering.

On 9/8/17, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> It's not just for signing up.  You have to be verified if you want to see if
> the site thinks you are affected by the breach.  While it's worth checking,
> at the same time, the site doesn't say you aren't affected.  It says that
> based on the information submitted, it appears you aren't affected or a
> hedging statement like that.
>
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: Missa
> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 4:58 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal Data
> Of 143 Million People #article
>
>
> I was able to get through everything, I just stopped at the continue
> part where it asked you to agree. I'm not too sure about signing up
> with it to be honest.
> I'm wondering if maybe it has something to do with cookies? I don't go
> to many places with chrome--the browser I was using--and all I had to
> do was check the box. It blipped and said "opening verification" and
> then went "you are verified" so I didn't do anything beyond check the
> box.
>
> On 9/8/17, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
>> You never know when you will be verified just by checking the box or when
>> you will be asked for a challenge.  The point of the I Am not a robot
>> system
>> is that it can tell the difference between a bot and a human by how the
>> check box is checked in terms of how a person moves to it with a mouse
>> and
>> checks it as opposed to an automated system.  Sometimes, from the
>> keyboard,
>> it can tell that you are a person and sometimes it can't tell so you get
>> a
>> challenge then.
>>
>> This is a widely used system and, instead of just giving up and saying "I
>> can't get it to work," it would be a good idea to try to solve the
>> problem
>> because you never know when you will see the same captcha system again.
>>
>> As I asked before with Mike, Gerald, do you have Flash installed?  What
>> browsers did you try?  Did you try more than one?
>>
>> I saw this system when contacting a local radio station, on the site we
>> are
>> discussing today, and I believe on another site about three months ago.
>> As
>> I said, this is a very popular system and it is a good idea to try to
>> figure
>> out how to make it work.
>>
>> Gene
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>>
>> From: Cristóbal
>> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 4:16 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal
>> Data
>> Of 143 Million People #article
>>
>>
>> I and others have been able to go through the verification without
>> issues.
>> Jaws 18/Firefox 55/Windows 10. Don’t know what to tell you. I didn’t even
>> have to deal with the audio challenge. I just check the box that I am not
>> a
>> robot, got verified and proceeded.
>>
>>
>>
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
>> Of
>> Gerald Levy
>> Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 1:11 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal
>> Data
>> Of 143 Million People #article
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Okay, the audio challenge doesn’t work for me, because I tried over and
>> over
>> a few times without success, and it apparently doesn’t work for some
>> other
>> list members, either.  So I called the special security breach hotline
>> Equifax set up (866-447-7559), but after waiting on hold for 20 minutes,
>> I
>> was disconnected.  So at this point, there is no way for most blind
>> consumers to verify whether they have been affected by this massive
>> security
>> bbreach.
>>
>>
>>
>> Gerald
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From: Gerald Levy
>>
>> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 2:39 PM
>>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal
>> Data
>> Of 143 Million People #article
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> I was able to activate the audio challenge using Firefox but not IE 11.
>> But
>> I tried three different challenges  and could not understand the words in
>> any of them, which sounded garbled to my ears.  Besides, there is no edit
>> field to enter the audio challenge results.  Bad job by Equifax.
>>
>>
>>
>> Gerald
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From: Gene
>>
>> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 1:52 PM
>>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal
>> Data
>> Of 143 Million People #article
>>
>>
>>
>> No, something in your browsers configuration is keeping you from hearing
>> the
>> challenge.  I got an audio challenge within seconds of activating the
>> button.
>>
>>
>>
>> If you have Chrome try using it.  If you can hear the challenge in Chrome
>> and not in the other browsers, at least you'll know which browser to use
>> on
>> such captchas.  It's possible this is a Flash issue.  Do you have Flash
>> installed in Internet Explorer and Firefox?
>>
>>
>>
>> Gene
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: Mike B.
>>
>> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 12:38 PM
>>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal
>> Data
>> Of 143 Million People #article
>>
>>
>>
>> After checking the I'm not a robot checkbox I shift + tabbed & pressed
>> the
>> get an audio challenge button, but never received an audio challenge.  I
>> tried several times with each browser without success.  Maybe the website
>> is
>> just very busy, & can't keep up or something.  I'm covered by another
>> service as well, & was just seeing how the sign up would work.
>>
>> Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
>> Sent from my iBarstool.
>> Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In
>> the
>> end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: Gene
>>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>
>> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 10:18 AM
>>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal
>> Data
>> Of 143 Million People #article
>>
>>
>>
>> I don't know why you couldn't get it to work.  I didn't enroll in their
>> monitoring service; I'm already enrolled in one, but I checked the part
>> of
>> the site that tells me whether I may be affected by the breach.  the
>> wording
>> in the response was roughly, based on the information submitted, we
>> believe
>> you weren't affected.  So, they believe, but they aren't making a
>> definite
>> statement.
>>
>>
>>
>> But as far as the captcha problem is concerned, after you checked the I
>> am
>> not a robot checkbox, did you get a message that you were verified or did
>> you get an interface that allowed you to get an audio challenge?  These I
>> am
>> not a robot captchas are very popular and it would be to your longterm
>> benefit if we can see why you are having a problem.  I don't use the
>> archaic
>> and ever increasingly archaic Internet Explorer.  I was able to use the
>> captcha using Firefox and I've used Chrome on the same kind of captcha on
>> another site.
>>
>>
>>
>> Gene
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: Mike B.
>>
>> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 11:53 AM
>>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal
>> Data
>> Of 143 Million People #article
>>
>>
>>
>> Also, if you go to,
>>
>>
>>
>> www.equifaxsecurity2017.com
>>
>>
>>
>> You're supposed to be able to enroll in complimentary identity theft
>> protection and credit file monitoring for 1 year, but  good effing luck!
>> I
>> tried with both IE11 & FF52 & couldn't get their audio CAPTCHA option to
>> work with either browser.
>>
>> Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
>> Sent from my iBarstool.
>> Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In
>> the
>> end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: Carlos
>>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>
>> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 7:34 AM
>>
>> Subject: [TechTalk] Article: Equifax - Data Breach Exposed Personal Data
>> Of
>> 143 Million People #article
>>
>>
>>
>> http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/07/549296359/hackers-accessed-the-personal-data-of-143-million-people-equifax-says
>>
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