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Your New Smart Card's Dirty Little Secret: It Won't Stop Hackers

Jeff Fox | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Jeff Fox

Even when you shop with the latest, chip-laden credit card, retailers' computers will still store your card number in easily readable form, leaving it as vulnerable as in the past to criminal theft.

2 Dead In NYC Home Depot Shooting

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.25.2015 | Crime

UPDATE 4:00 p.m.: DCPI has confirmed with the Huffington Post that two people are dead following a shooting at a New York City Home Depot. The sus...

Dana Liebelson

Obama Asks Congress For Stricter Laws On Data Hacking And Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass new measures to protect Americans online, including requiring U.S. companies to...

'Pocatello' Is a Significant Work in the Tabernacle of American Plays

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Award winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter speaks tombs of heartbreaking truth about isolation and the vanishing distinctiveness of American life in his new play, Pocatello. Samuel D. Hunter's Pocatello is a play very much worth the price of admission at Playwrights Horizons!

8 Things That Are Way Dirtier Than You Realize (And What To Do About It)

Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living

If you’re a germaphobe, you can’t help but wonder about the sinister mysteries that lurk in the nooks and crannies of your bathroom. The harsh rea...

A Bachelor's Life for Me

John K. Herr | Posted 01.30.2015 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Got a great place but with no one to share; Two beds and two baths but no one is there; What's in my fridge? Iced tea and cold air; A bachelor's life for me.

19 Dog-Friendly Stores Where You Can Shop With Your Pup

BarkPost | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
BarkPost

It turns out that Anthropologie is a dog-friendly store! Which got me thinking, what other stores also welcome canine shoppers? So here it is: the ultimate list of national stores that are dog friendly.

Home Depot: Hackers Stole 53 Million Email Addresses

AP | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The Home Depot Inc. says hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to the payment card data it previously disclosed. It s...

Why Some People Pay More Than Others When Shopping Online

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology

You may pay more than your friends when shopping online based on your web browsing history or what kind of smartphone you own, according to a new stud...

Here's How the New Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards Could Be DOA

Adam Levin | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Whether the hackers banked a false sense of security at the institutional level, knowing that the protocols might be deemed an unnecessary expense, or the recent attacks are merely part of the chip card learning curve, this latest technology is only as good as its implementation.

Home Depot's Sloppy Mistakes Tarnish Its Once Bold Brand

Kellie Cummings | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Kellie Cummings

The days when companies could afford to focus inward during a crisis and wordsmith press releases are gone. This time, Home Depot's mistakes won't cause an immediate customer revolt, but those mistakes did tarnish the brand in the most subtle of ways.

Gerry Smith

Home Depot Security Team Understaffed And Overwhelmed For Years, Insiders Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

The Home Depot team tasked with protecting customer credit card data from hackers was understaffed and overwhelmed for years before the biggest securi...

Why Home Depot's Data Breach Is Worse Than You Think

Gene Marks | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In a slow economy. Big companies can absorb losses, establish reserves, raise prices. Small businesses, including mine, have less resources and flexibility. We are exposed -- more exposed to this problem than anyone else.

Hack Is Draining Money From People's Bank Accounts

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Data breach at home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has led to fraudulent transactions across the United States, draining cash from c...

Bank Fraud Spikes Following Home Depot Hacking

wsj.com | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

A large data breach at Home Depot Inc. HD -0.44% has started to trigger fraudulent transactions that are rippling across financial institutions and, ...

L.A.'s Drought Response: An Open Letter to Mayor Garcetti and the Office of Sustainability

Lisa Novick | Posted 11.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

We must respond to the urgency of drought and loss of biodiversity, and we must promote landscaping that feeds either people or wildlife. We don't have the water or the time to waste on anything else.

Here Are The Most-Googled Brands In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

Wisconsinites love their PBR and tech giants such as Microsoft, Google and Yahoo reign supreme on the West Coast, at least according to America's Inte...

Gerry Smith

Home Depot Admits 56 Million Payment Cards At Risk After Cyber Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business

The Home Depot said Thursday that about 56 million customer debit and credit cards were put at risk after hackers broke into the company's payment sys...

Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Vet, Cancer Survivor Who Got Home Makeover

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.17.2014 | Good News

This army veteran and cancer survivor's life is going to get easier because of a team of Home Depot employees. Veteran Debbie Coleman of Gilbert, ...

Cyber Attack: Coming to a Store Near You

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Rebecca Abrahams

BigPill Drug stores began in 1960 and grew to 35 stores by 1990. The company had more than 100 stores in 2000. It is now a publicly traded company, w...

Waiting for Data Breaches Like Home Depot & Target to Stop? Don't Hold Your Breath.

Jeff Fox | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Cybercrime is a massive multinational industry that regularly makes many attempts to breach major institutions. Why so many of those efforts have been succeeding lately, on such a large scale, is due partly to how smart an organization needs to be to defend against them.

Hackers Bypass Home Depot Debit Card PINs

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

Home Depot hasn't really told us much about their data breach so far, and for that, I say shame on them. One of the few things they did share though, and quite categorically, is that no debit card PINs were exposed in the breach.

Something's Wrong With Home Depot's Explanation of the Hack

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & CEO ZiklagSystems Something is wrong with Home Depot's explanation of the hack on the point of their cas...

Home Depot's Hack Response in Three Little Words

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
CreditSesame.com

If the Home Depot breach turns out to be as bad or worse than the Target breach, certain things will be unavoidable for the home improvement giant. But there are some things the company can do to help reduce the short and long term impact and cost.

Murder Victim's Mom Sues Home Depot

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

The mother of a pregnant woman who was murdered and then sexually assaulted by her former supervisor has filed a lawsuit against a Chicago flower comp...