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Sharks vs. Vending Machines - Irrational Fear as Information Security Tool

What do you suppose is more lethal, the shark or the vending machine? Unless you've heard this statistic before you are likely to guess the shark ...and you'd be wrong just like I was the first time I heard this question. Sharks are far less lethal, statistically speaking, than vending machines ...but it's all about the situation you're in. What in the world does this have to do with Information Security? Read this post and find out ... one of my favorite posts in a long time...

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.