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5 Reasons Why People Still Buy Stuff From Companies They Hate

Originally posted on Consumerist:

In an ideal world, there would be ample, healthy competition in every industry and consumers everywhere would have access to these numerous options. Additionally, every company would behave ethically and efficiently, respecting consumers and the law. But from what I’ve been told from people familiar with the situation, our world is slightly imperfect and sometimes we end up doing business with companies we’d rather avoid.

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Illinois Law Allows Employers To Offer Payroll Cards In Lieu Of Paychecks, Only Limits Some Fees

Originally posted on Consumerist:

UPDATE: Employees in Illinois now have the option to receive their pay through payroll cards. Governor Pat Quinn officially signed into law today a bill that allows employers to offer the popular, but scrutinized form of payment on a voluntary basis.

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SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

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Great Blog,i am interested in Security

Originally posted on Naked Security:

Sophos Security Chet Chat – Episode 154 – June 3, 2014

News, opinion, advice and research!

Here’s our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts and Naked Security writers Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.

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Chinese Hackers Target Logistics & Shipping Firms …..

 ….With Poisoned Inventory Scanners 

 Researchers from TrapX Security, which today provided details of the attacks, say scanners with another variant of the same malware were also sold to a large robotics firm and seven other companies, which they did not name.

Logistics firms use the scanners to track shipments as they are loaded and unloaded from ships, trucks, and airplanes.

The poisoned inventory scanners echo previous concerns raised by the US government about doing business with Chinese technology companies. Huawei, Lenovo, and ZTE were among those firms called out by US officials in the past amid concerns their products could be backdoored with cyberspying malware.


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