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Posted: 11/15/2001 10:07:23 AM EST
I get my invoice the other day, and I see a charge of 34.99 towards a CCbill.com site. I couldn't remeber ever using it on that site. I call up the number and find out that it was a subscription to a series of porn sites (called porn king). Now, I have nothing against pornography. I think most of the guys on this site spent their adolescent years appreciating the fine pictorials of playboy and penthouse. But the fact is, I only use my credit card for fast equipment purchases (usually over the net, which might explain how it got out.) Naturally, I cancelled the subscription, locked that account out of anyother subscriptions to that company's sites and called up for a new acount number and to report. But since the charge was under 50 dollars, I'm stuck paying for some other jerk's porn. Now what? The thing is, all the sites that I made purchases on were supposedly encrypted (little lock icon in the corner of the window). Should I get one of those AmExpress blue cards? I do use that card semifrequently as it's faster than snailmail and safer than my bankcard, where you are ALWAYS responsible for the amount charged. Suggestions?
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:20:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:11:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By Paul: Cracking SSL isn't likely how they got your number. Dumpster diving or even hacking it from the database of an on-line store is probably how they got it. Mine got hacked from Egghead.com by Russians this time last year for nearly 700 rubles - about $26 bucks. CitiBank Visa covered the loss completely.
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Exactly! Cracking 128bit SSL isn't trivial. However, if your browsers settings only support 40bit SSL, then that may be the problem. Still, it's much easier to break into the back-end database than it is to intercept and decrypt the information on the fly. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 12:35:42 PM EST
Just admit it was you and move on.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 12:45:15 PM EST
If it was dumpster diving (i doubt it) it certainly wasn't at my house. My shepard/golden retriever mix sees to that, as well as my coketeil, who goes beserk at any strange sounds. And I don't think any of my invoices 'scaped shredding. But what about those cards that give you a temporary number for each and every purhase. Do they take much time? Time is the key.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 12:46:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By shooter69: Just admit it was you and move on.
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LOL, hardy har-har... [kill]
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