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


Carlos
 

Encryption may not necessarily be much of a hindrance to individuals with the skills to pull off such a security breach.

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True, but let's hope that the files were encrypted.


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LOL you guys are behaving as if they gave away the information intentionally. I don't have an opinion one way or the other as to whether anyone should opt in to their monitoring service, but the fact is these things happen. It is an inherent risk of living in the information age and no company's security is ever going to be 100% foolproof. It has happened before and it will almost certainly happen again.
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Right you are Heather, besides why should we trust them to monitor anything after what they did.

On 9/9/17, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
I thought if you opt in to the free year monitoring, you cant sew them
in the future. Heather

Heather Albright
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From: Loy
Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 7:38 PM
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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.
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From: Missa
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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
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From: Missa
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 4:58 PM
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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
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From: Cristóbal
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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.



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Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 1:11 PM
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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

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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

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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

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From: Mike B.

Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 12:38 PM

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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.

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From: Gene

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Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 10:18 AM

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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

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From: Mike B.

Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 11:53 AM

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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.

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From: Carlos

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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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