Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on FacebookIt seems like a big company reports a data breach every other day. Last week I wrote about the Equifax data breach settlement. Capital One announced today that they experienced a breach that affected 100 million people in the US. 33 year old Paige Thompson has been arrested in connection with the breach. Capital One says that they believe it is unlikely that she disseminated the data or used it for fraud. No credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised Over 99 percent of Social Security numbers were not compromised. Compromised information included data that Capital One collects at the time it receives credit card applications: Names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income. Credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information Fragments of transaction data from a total of 23 days during 2016, 2017 and 2018 About … [Read more...] about Step Right Up: Capital One Is The Latest To Report A Data Breach
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Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on FacebookCompanies just can’t seem to keep our data safe. As long as the penalties are nothing more than a slap on the wrist, that won’t change either. Doordash announced that users who joined on or before 4/5/18 have had their information stolen. The stolen information includes names, email addresses, delivery addresses, order history, phone numbers, as well as hashed passwords. Full credit card numbers were not part of the breach. The driver’s licenses of 100,000 delivery workers were also breached. Doordash doesn’t believe that the hackers can access the passwords, but they’re encouraging people to change their passwords. I first wrote about DoorDash before 4/5/18, so check when you signed up, change your password, and as always, stay vigilant about checking your credit cards and credit report for fraud. … [Read more...] about Step Right Up: Doordash Is The Latest To Report A Data Breach
Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on FacebookOne pet peeve of mine as online banking becomes more and more prevalent is that we can’t easily search for past transactions. AMEX has long had the ability to view and search through 2 years of transaction data. However, Chase only provided a meager 3 months of transaction data. Longer than that and you had to download PDFs from each month. Sure, there are 3rd party programs that can also aggregate your spending, but this is something that all banks should provide in 2019. Chase has now stepped up their game and they also offer 2 years of transaction data on their site. I’d love to see something like 7 years become the standard, but 2 years sure is better than 3 months! HT: Stephan … [Read more...] about Chase Now Displays 2 Years Of Transaction Data!
Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on FacebookT-Mobile is offering a free hotspot for 30 days, up to 30GB of data. You can test drive T-Mobile’s network by using WiFi from the hotspot on your phone and see how it compares to your own carrier. Not valid for current T-Mobile customers or customers that have taken a trial in the past 6 months. No credit card or credit check is required. You do not need to return the hotspot at the end of the 30 days. HT: Yo ssi, via DDF … [Read more...] about Get A Free T-Mobile Hotspot With 30GB Data For 30 Days
PS4 owners have had to deal with 500GB and 1TB hard drives coming pre-installed for some time now. However, it doesn’t take long to fill those drives up in 2018 – especially with games like Red Dead Redemption 2 asking for upwards of 100GB or more of that space alone. Half a decade into the console’s lifespan, you’ll probably want to increase your storage capacity. Thankfully, you’ll be pleased to know that upgrading your PS4’s hard drive storage space with an external hard drive is really straightforward. In order to help you make an informed buying decision, we’ve gathered up our top picks for the best PS4 external hard drive. As a heads up just before we start going any further, in order to actually use an external hard drive with your PS4 console, you’ll need to have downloaded and installed the latest PS4 firmware (the first version to enable external hard drives was 4.50). Once you’re updated to firmware 4.50 or above, … [Read more...] about The best PS4 external hard drives – how to increase your PlayStation 4 storage space
In the modern economy, credit is everything. From the perspective of lenders, customers are only as trustworthy as their credit rating. But what is this all-important metric, and how can you make sure that yours is as robust as possible? This article will lay out some of the best ways to check and monitor your credit score in Canada. Staying on top of borrowing and debt isn't always easy, but with the right tools at your disposal, it's much easier to protect your credit rating and access funds whenever you need them. What is a good credit score in Canada? First off, some basics. Credit refers to the act of lending money, which tends to mean banks and mortgage lenders in Canada. This often boils down to an assessment of how trustworthy individual borrowers are, which is based on their history of borrowing and repayments, among other things. If this checks out, lenders will look upon you much more favorably. However, banks can't be expected to research every single transaction or … [Read more...] about How to Check Your Credit for Free in Canada