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Windows 7: Zappos.com hacked, 24 million users affected


16 Jan 2012   #1
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Zappos.com hacked, 24 million users affected

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16 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Thank God I've never even heard of Zappos.com

Get this error anyway when trying to load the site:
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We are so sorry – we are currently not accepting international traffic. If you have any questions please email us at help@zappos.com
Either due to my location or the site being hacked.
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17 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

It's getting worse and worse, almost in an exponential manner with time.
The thing though that is most worrysome is that the anti-malware programs are always running behind the facts. Or should i say "seem to be running behind the facts"?
You would almost have to come to the conclusion that there is something intrinsically wrong with the whole system if it can be so easily misused. Repairing it again and again seems senseless, not bringing any solution. Looks that it is time to start all over.
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17 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Thank God I've never even heard of Zappos.com
Didn't they used to make C64 peripherals, like the Zapp64?

But, it is a scary thought, if these big companies are susceptible to these major compromises, what chance do we smaller peeps have?
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17 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katsumoto View Post
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But, it is a scary thought, if these big companies are susceptible to these major compromises, what chance do we smaller peeps have?
That's a rhetorical question, i suppose.
I hate to give one-liners as answers but i'll do it here.
The answer to your question is:
ZILCH.
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17 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katsumoto View Post
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But, it is a scary thought, if these big companies are susceptible to these major compromises, what chance do we smaller peeps have?
That's a rhetorical question, i suppose.
I hate to give one-liners as answers but i'll do it here.
The answer to your question is:
ZILCH.
Yep, merely reiterates the 'scary thought'.
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17 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

I know, of course, very well what some people will answer. That we "smaller peeps", as Katsumoto calls it, will probably not be targeted. That's right. But even among the hackers there is a hierarchy. The ones at the top go after the big fish, but the ones all at the bottom of the hierarchy are satisfied with the us, smaller peeps.
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