White Lodging Services Co. which operates several hotels for Marriott as well as Starwood and Hilton, reported that they may have suffered a data breach, ala Target and Nieman Marcus. Here are the details..
Thanks for the heads up! I don't know about you, but I am beginning to believe that Hackers have breached much, much more than we are aware of, and we will only find out when the information can no longer be held from us. Unfortunately, it seems that the hackers are always two steps ahead of those being hacked. Times have changed, and not for the better. I also saw last evening that YAHOO has announced that their customer logs were breached. Account names, passwords, and much more were stolen… If anyone has an account with them, they should change their password asap.
I had not had any organization of passwords until I read a recommendation to keep all passwords in a password protected Excel spreadsheet.
When you choose "Save As" you will see the word "Tools" with an arrow near it (down by the "Save" button); click on that and you will see "General Options". Clicking on "General Options" will bring up a box that will gives you the ability to create a password to open the document and/or to modify it. The below link will take you to a video that walks you through similar instructions.
I think you're right about many security breaches going unreported. Bad publicity? It also seems like many of the hackers come from foreign countries (eg. China) and it is very difficult bringing them to justice. Unfortunately, these incidents appear to be increasing and there's no end in sight. Very bad news for consumers, merchants, credit card companies, banks, etc.
Lots of u's are some of the most infrequently used alphabetic characters. Just don't make your password (you generally, not you, Anadyr) uuuu. It has just occurred to me but has anyone every tried using other than our alphabetic system as a password (for example, greek letters or Russian ones)? My guess is they wouldn't be accepted by a US site, but who knows?
Haven't tried it yet, but I did get this message in response to the football talk:
Posted: Feb 3, 2014 6:27 AM
Did anyone else get it?
It may be partially the browser. Sometimes with Firefox after it times out all I have to do is click on a box without re-filling in the information. On Safari, I always have to fill in my MR number (or email) if I have cleared my cache, but not normally. But I do have to fill in the password each time.