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Dale Gulledge
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Well, the Fitbit Mobile app for Android is utterly useless as far as I can tell. It won't complete the Bluetooth pairing with my brand new Fitbit One. Yes, I've talked to their customer service.  They gave up after having me reboot the One and my phone, uninstall and reinstall Fitbit Mobile and retry.  Without that, the Fitbit One is an overpriced pedometer.

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The short version of today's security story is that if you used a credit or debit card in a Target store between Nov 27 and Dec 15 of this year, your card data may have been compromised.  It sounds like they aren't sure whether every store was compromised.  It was a hack of the terminals that read the cards.  The company's website was not hacked, so online transactions are not believed to be at risk.  Check your statements folks.

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I wish I could say that this was the worst article I've ever seen about a security breach, but it isn't. It suffers from a common flaw with such articles in the mainstream press. It mentions a virus without mentioning what it infects. Odds are that it targets Windows or something running on it, but that isn't a sure bet. Given that it's grabbing login credentials for websites, it could be browser malware instead.

My jaw hit the floor when I saw this: "FTP, the standard network used when working from home". FTP is a protocol, not a network. Okay, that point is going to be lost on many end users. However, statements that make it less clear to anyone whether they are vulnerable don't actually help anyone.

Anyway, if you're concerned and use any of the online services listed, or any other common cloud services for that matter, the simple answer is to change your password through a computer whose security you are confident hasn't been compromised.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/04/technology/security/passwords-stolen/index.html?fb_action_ids=10201865350907489&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B675830019115657%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.recommends%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

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Wow!  I just got a call from "The Technical Department" about my Windows computer.  Seriously?  I was a bit impolite.

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