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May 16
Maureen Turner still makes a point of carrying coins and bills in her wallet — but not for her own personal use. "I have four kids, and often the teenagers will say: 'I need $20 for lunch at school,"' says the Georgetown, Ont., resident, whose children range in age from five to 15. "I keep cash in my wallet sometimes just for my kids. Anything else I don't see why I would need it."
May 16
A Facebook post has gone viral, after a man, Paul Jarvis, saw a thief scamming people out of their money in a tech-savvy manner. He was putting through payments of less than £30 in a wireless card reader and touching it on wallets of unsuspecting people.
Feb 15
?Since hackers first began demonstrating that they could take over cars' digital systems to slam on brakes or hijack steering, most automakers have done everything they can to avoid publicly discussing whether their vehicles are vulnerable. Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey, however, has demanded answers on that car-hacking question. Now he's released his findings: the answers are messy at best, and dangerous at worst.
Feb 15
At wireless carriers such as AT&T Inc. and South Africa’s Vodacom Group Ltd., a new hacking threat has emerged involving the illicit swapping of SIM cards, the plastic chips that authenticate customers on mobile networks. Criminals call users and impersonate the companies to glean personal information, which they use to hijack the chips and customer accounts, paving the way for online banking fraud and international calling theft.
Feb 15
American and British spies hacked into the world's largest sim card manufacturer in a move that gave them unfettered access to billions of cellphones around the globe and looks set to spark another international row into overreach by espionage agencies.