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Is unusable the same as 'secure'? Why security is borked.

Have you ever run into a 'security feature' that ... well ... unpassable? Like the Black Knight, "None shall pass" ...except if you're a baddie? Here's just one example that clearly proved I wasn't human ...wait....what?!

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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.