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First statement from HD about the "potential breach" https://corporate.homedepot.com/MediaCenter/Pages/Statement1.aspx 

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Another reason to always use HD GCs purchased at discount somewhere or ordered through CC rewards!

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Kinasharma01 said:   Another reason to always use HD GCs purchased at discount somewhere or ordered through CC rewards!
  Don't try to RETURN anything using those GC's  Home Depot has a limit.

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Kinasharma01 said:   Another reason to always use HD GCs purchased at discount somewhere or ordered through CC rewards!

The only problem with that is that they treat returns that were paid with a gift card ( both full and partial) as a return with no receipt, and then you get into the whole return denied and added to the black list with the retail equation .

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1158166/

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forbin4040 said:   
Kinasharma01 said:   Another reason to always use HD GCs purchased at discount somewhere or ordered through CC rewards!
  Don't try to RETURN anything using those GC's  Home Depot has a limit.

  Have returned items multiple times with Drivers License scans. Never had issues. I guess I am a normal buyer who buys 10 items and may need to return 1 or 2. Unlike serial returners who buy 10 and return 7.

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You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

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scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

  

Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...

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blueiedgod said:   scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.
Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...
That's a terrible generalization and more complacency. The CNN link is also misleading, because a lot of those things change over time, and the attacks had specific timelines (so if you didn't shop at Target during last holiday season, your info wasn't part of it).

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Kinasharma01 said:   
forbin4040 said:   
Kinasharma01 said:   Another reason to always use HD GCs purchased at discount somewhere or ordered through CC rewards!
  Don't try to RETURN anything using those GC's  Home Depot has a limit.

  Have returned items multiple times with Drivers License scans. Never had issues. I guess I am a normal buyer who buys 10 items and may need to return 1 or 2. Unlike serial returners who buy 10 and return 7.

  I guess you never had to return two things a year at Home Depot AND Target.  Both their computers are linked (I don't know who else is linked)

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forbin4040 said:   
Kinasharma01 said:   
forbin4040 said:   
Kinasharma01 said:   Another reason to always use HD GCs purchased at discount somewhere or ordered through CC rewards!
  Don't try to RETURN anything using those GC's  Home Depot has a limit.

  Have returned items multiple times with Drivers License scans. Never had issues. I guess I am a normal buyer who buys 10 items and may need to return 1 or 2. Unlike serial returners who buy 10 and return 7.

  I guess you never had to return two things a year at Home Depot AND Target.  Both their computers are linked (I don't know who else is linked)

A company called  The Retail Equation (TRE)  provides return tracking service to the retailers, sort of credit bureaus providing customer's credit profile to the lenders.  So, every time a member retailer accepts the return from a customer, that data goes into the TRE's system and that info (not sure exactly what info) is available to other TRE member retailers. 

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The only way we can be safe is to crawl back under our rocks.

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List of zip codes associated with cards that were compromised. Link to krebs on security

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This is probably why my Fidelity Amex was replaced.

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For every breach that makes the news, I have a well-founded suspicion that ten don't.

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kranky said:   List of zip codes associated with cards that were compromised. Link to krebs on security
  Mine is on there

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Home Depot site hacked?

People should have sawed this coming.

I'm board.

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Crazytree said:   For every breach that makes the news, I have a well-founded suspicion that ten don't.
  ... or don't realize they have been breached.

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forbin4040 said:   I guess you never had to return two things a year at Home Depot AND Target.  Both their computers are linked (I don't know who else is linked)Best Buy also uses TRE.
  

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Link to HD's own statement about the "potential" breach.

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Reading the Krebs report, it estimated that 99.4% of all stores were hit. Looking at the zip codes, I see that only 1 of our town's 2 HD was hit. The 2nd one not breached is newer (built within the last 3 years I think), and it has a different card reader than the older HD. Anyone else see anything similar in your cities?

If I had to guess, the software for the card terminals at the older HDs is the weak link.

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blueiedgod said:   
scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

  

Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...

  Could you name those "2 or 3" companies that MAKE DLs?  Did you mean 2 or 3 companies that make DL forms, onto which your local DMV or MVA imprints your info and picture?  Because every state I ever got a license in "created the license at the local government office that regulates motor vehicles.  SO why would a company that MAKES DL forms have anyone's info???

Stop spreading FUD.  or just making stuff up...

As far as the databreaches... again, who cares?  Don't EVER use debit card, and if you use credit card, its not your money and you aren't responsible anyways.

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Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

  

Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...

  Could you name those "2 or 3" companies that MAKE DLs?  Did you mean 2 or 3 companies that make DL forms, onto which your local DMV or MVA imprints your info and picture?  Because every state I ever got a license in "created the license at the local government office that regulates motor vehicles.  SO why would a company that MAKES DL forms have anyone's info???

Stop spreading FUD.  or just making stuff up...

As far as the databreaches... again, who cares?  Don't EVER use debit card, and if you use credit card, its not your money and you aren't responsible anyways.


Google says otherwise.
You don't need to be rocket scientist to utilize google to get the information.

  Daily news said:
The new licenses will be made by a Canadian company, CBN Secure Technologies, as part of an $88.5 million contract
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-driver-licenses-harder-fa...

LA Times said: DMV Director George Valverde said the vendor, L-1 Identity Solutions, has struggled with color accuracy, the raised lettering and the positioning of images of California icons, including El Capitan in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge. L-1 was the only bidder on the five-year, $63-million job, Valverde said.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/09/local/la-me-adv-drivers-...

Data Card said: Datacard offers a cost-effective solution that delivers smooth integration and end-to-end capability. Our solutions issue driver’s licenses with the most advanced personalization technologies available.
http://www.datacard.com/government/drivers-license
DigiMarc said: The ID Systems business is one of several business units within Polaroid Corporation and is operated as a separate division. The division produces 60 million secure personal identity cards per year, including the drivers licenses of 36 U.S. states and other government identification documents around the world.
http://www.digimarc.com/press-room/digimarc-technology-in-the-ne...
Mlive said: The new cards will have added security features that make it harder to create fakes, Johnson said. The change is being made because the state has a new contract with its license card manufacturer.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/michigan_drivers_lic...


 

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MilleniumBuc said:   Reading the Krebs report, it estimated that 99.4% of all stores were hit. Looking at the zip codes, I see that only 1 of our town's 2 HD was hit. The 2nd one not breached is newer (built within the last 3 years I think), and it has a different card reader than the older HD. Anyone else see anything similar in your cities?

If I had to guess, the software for the card terminals at the older HDs is the weak link.

  The original poster of the zip codes was incorrect in his/her comment.  As you mentioned those are the zip codes of the stores from which the cc numbers were stolen.  So while my zip code and billing zip code aren't on the list, the zip code for the Home Depot I frequent is listed.  I suppose they will sell my cc number, but the billing zip code will be incorrect and associated to the store zip where I made the purchase?  Fully realizing there are ways to make a purchase without my zip. 

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blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

  

Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...

  Could you name those "2 or 3" companies that MAKE DLs?  Did you mean 2 or 3 companies that make DL forms, onto which your local DMV or MVA imprints your info and picture?  Because every state I ever got a license in "created the license at the local government office that regulates motor vehicles.  SO why would a company that MAKES DL forms have anyone's info???

Stop spreading FUD.  or just making stuff up...

As far as the databreaches... again, who cares?  Don't EVER use debit card, and if you use credit card, its not your money and you aren't responsible anyways.


Google says otherwise. 
You don't need to be rocket scientist to utilize google to get the information.

  Daily news said:
The new licenses will be made by a Canadian company, CBN Secure Technologies, as part of an $88.5 million contract
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-driver-licenses-harder-fa... 

LA Times said: DMV Director George Valverde said the vendor, L-1 Identity Solutions, has struggled with color accuracy, the raised lettering and the positioning of images of California icons, including El Capitan in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge. L-1 was the only bidder on the five-year, $63-million job, Valverde said.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/09/local/la-me-adv-drivers-... 

Data Card said: Datacard offers a cost-effective solution that delivers smooth integration and end-to-end capability. Our solutions issue driver’s licenses with the most advanced personalization technologies available.
http://www.datacard.com/government/drivers-license 
DigiMarc said: The ID Systems business is one of several business units within Polaroid Corporation and is operated as a separate division. The division produces 60 million secure personal identity cards per year, including the drivers licenses of 36 U.S. states and other government identification documents around the world.
http://www.digimarc.com/press-room/digimarc-technology-in-the-ne... 
Mlive said: The new cards will have added security features that make it harder to create fakes, Johnson said. The change is being made because the state has a new contract with its license card manufacturer.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/michigan_drivers_lic... 


 

  Again, poor reading comprehension of some poorly written articles and press releases is confusing you.

The forms themselves, and the systems used to CREATE the licenses may be made by just a few companies.  But the STATE governments control the DATA that goes onto the cards.  Now if you want to talk about the control of the data being outsourced, that is a different story (and normally a different entity than the FORM and PRINTER supplier).

More importantly, you claimed 2 or 3, yet posted 5 THAT YOU found, there may be more...

Stop fighting, while you are behind.  Or as I tell people that find themselves in a hole.... STOP DIGGING!!!

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Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

  

Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...

  Could you name those "2 or 3" companies that MAKE DLs?  Did you mean 2 or 3 companies that make DL forms, onto which your local DMV or MVA imprints your info and picture?  Because every state I ever got a license in "created the license at the local government office that regulates motor vehicles.  SO why would a company that MAKES DL forms have anyone's info???

Stop spreading FUD.  or just making stuff up...

As far as the databreaches... again, who cares?  Don't EVER use debit card, and if you use credit card, its not your money and you aren't responsible anyways.


Google says otherwise. 
You don't need to be rocket scientist to utilize google to get the information.

  Daily news said:
The new licenses will be made by a Canadian company, CBN Secure Technologies, as part of an $88.5 million contract
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-driver-licenses-harder-fa... 

LA Times said: DMV Director George Valverde said the vendor, L-1 Identity Solutions, has struggled with color accuracy, the raised lettering and the positioning of images of California icons, including El Capitan in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge. L-1 was the only bidder on the five-year, $63-million job, Valverde said.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/09/local/la-me-adv-drivers-... 

Data Card said: Datacard offers a cost-effective solution that delivers smooth integration and end-to-end capability. Our solutions issue driver’s licenses with the most advanced personalization technologies available.
http://www.datacard.com/government/drivers-license 
DigiMarc said: The ID Systems business is one of several business units within Polaroid Corporation and is operated as a separate division. The division produces 60 million secure personal identity cards per year, including the drivers licenses of 36 U.S. states and other government identification documents around the world.
http://www.digimarc.com/press-room/digimarc-technology-in-the-ne... 
Mlive said: The new cards will have added security features that make it harder to create fakes, Johnson said. The change is being made because the state has a new contract with its license card manufacturer.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/michigan_drivers_lic... 


 

  Again, poor reading comprehension of some poorly written articles and press releases is confusing you.

The forms themselves, and the systems used to CREATE the licenses may be made by just a few companies.  But the STATE governments control the DATA that goes onto the cards.  Now if you want to talk about the control of the data being outsourced, that is a different story (and normally a different entity than the FORM and PRINTER supplier).

More importantly, you claimed 2 or 3, yet posted 5 THAT YOU found, there may be more...

Stop fighting, while you are behind.  Or as I tell people that find themselves in a hole.... STOP DIGGING!!!

  

Sure, some guy on FW says that Daily News and LA times are "poorly written articles" I am sure people who write those articles or the publisher of those news papers will strongly disagree. 

Sure, next thing you will claim that those card manufacturers only employ blind people, so that they can't read the cards as the machines spit them out... ha ha ha

You crack me up. 
 

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A card I only use at Amazon and Home Depot was comprised this weekend. Have to believe it was related to this breach.

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blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

  

Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...

  Could you name those "2 or 3" companies that MAKE DLs?  Did you mean 2 or 3 companies that make DL forms, onto which your local DMV or MVA imprints your info and picture?  Because every state I ever got a license in "created the license at the local government office that regulates motor vehicles.  SO why would a company that MAKES DL forms have anyone's info???

Stop spreading FUD.  or just making stuff up...

As far as the databreaches... again, who cares?  Don't EVER use debit card, and if you use credit card, its not your money and you aren't responsible anyways.


Google says otherwise. 
You don't need to be rocket scientist to utilize google to get the information.

  Daily news said:
The new licenses will be made by a Canadian company, CBN Secure Technologies, as part of an $88.5 million contract
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-driver-licenses-harder-fa... 

LA Times said: DMV Director George Valverde said the vendor, L-1 Identity Solutions, has struggled with color accuracy, the raised lettering and the positioning of images of California icons, including El Capitan in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge. L-1 was the only bidder on the five-year, $63-million job, Valverde said.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/09/local/la-me-adv-drivers-... 

Data Card said: Datacard offers a cost-effective solution that delivers smooth integration and end-to-end capability. Our solutions issue driver’s licenses with the most advanced personalization technologies available.
http://www.datacard.com/government/drivers-license 
DigiMarc said: The ID Systems business is one of several business units within Polaroid Corporation and is operated as a separate division. The division produces 60 million secure personal identity cards per year, including the drivers licenses of 36 U.S. states and other government identification documents around the world.
http://www.digimarc.com/press-room/digimarc-technology-in-the-ne... 
Mlive said: The new cards will have added security features that make it harder to create fakes, Johnson said. The change is being made because the state has a new contract with its license card manufacturer.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/michigan_drivers_lic... 


 

  Again, poor reading comprehension of some poorly written articles and press releases is confusing you.

The forms themselves, and the systems used to CREATE the licenses may be made by just a few companies.  But the STATE governments control the DATA that goes onto the cards.  Now if you want to talk about the control of the data being outsourced, that is a different story (and normally a different entity than the FORM and PRINTER supplier).

More importantly, you claimed 2 or 3, yet posted 5 THAT YOU found, there may be more...

Stop fighting, while you are behind.  Or as I tell people that find themselves in a hole.... STOP DIGGING!!!

  

Sure, some guy on FW says that Daily News and LA times are "poorly written articles" I am sure people who write those articles or the publisher of those news papers will strongly disagree. 

Sure, next thing you will claim that those card manufacturers only employ blind people, so that they can't read the cards as the machines spit them out... ha ha ha

You crack me up. 

  You are wearing out your shovel!

When you get old enough to actually get a driver's license, you will see that the companies that make the BLANK forms are not the ones putting your information onto the BLANK forms.  Your local GOVERNMENT agency that handle licensing does the work.  THEY have your data, not the people that provide the BLANK forms.

I say poorly written because the average person (you) still cannot understand that the 5 (or MORE) companies that make the BLANK forms use words like "issue" or "produce".  At best, the systems those companies lease, or sell to GOVERNMENT agencies, along with BLANK forms, issue or produce licenses.  The companies that make the BLANK forms do not. 

Do you understand why I keep saying BLANK in all caps?  Do you understand how governmental agencies PROCURE (oops, I mean buy) stuff that makes licenses, and then operates that stuff when someone needs a license?  and that no companies have YOUR info?

*** Anxiously awaiting what part of this response you will ignore, similar to the last, when I disproved your earliest statement about "2 or 3 companies" (actually you did by naming 5).  Ready, start deflecting (or best yet, stop shoveling, the light is getting dim down there....

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ironfist99 said:   A card I only use at Amazon and Home Depot was comprised this weekend. Have to believe it was related to this breach.That was fast. Was it a charge from far-away or local?

Just trying to get an insight into how these things work. A clever way to distribute so many accts would be to break it up and sell to "local" criminals. Local use is more likely to avoid automatic fraud alerts.

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ironfist99 said:   A card I only use at Amazon and Home Depot was comprised this weekend. Have to believe it was related to this breach.
  Comprised of what?

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scripta said:   
ironfist99 said:   A card I only use at Amazon and Home Depot was comprised this weekend. Have to believe it was related to this breach.
That was fast. Was it a charge from far-away or local?

Just trying to get an insight into how these things work. A clever way to distribute so many accts would be to break it up and sell to "local" criminals. Local use is more likely to avoid automatic fraud alerts.

  
On Tuesday afternoon, the card was used at several gas stations and liquor stores in Florida.  I am located in California.

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who cares don't use your debit card.

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blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

  

Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...

  Could you name those "2 or 3" companies that MAKE DLs?  Did you mean 2 or 3 companies that make DL forms, onto which your local DMV or MVA imprints your info and picture?  Because every state I ever got a license in "created the license at the local government office that regulates motor vehicles.  SO why would a company that MAKES DL forms have anyone's info???

Stop spreading FUD.  or just making stuff up...

As far as the databreaches... again, who cares?  Don't EVER use debit card, and if you use credit card, its not your money and you aren't responsible anyways.


Google says otherwise. 
You don't need to be rocket scientist to utilize google to get the information.

  Daily news said:
The new licenses will be made by a Canadian company, CBN Secure Technologies, as part of an $88.5 million contract
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-driver-licenses-harder-fa... 

LA Times said: DMV Director George Valverde said the vendor, L-1 Identity Solutions, has struggled with color accuracy, the raised lettering and the positioning of images of California icons, including El Capitan in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge. L-1 was the only bidder on the five-year, $63-million job, Valverde said.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/09/local/la-me-adv-drivers-... 

Data Card said: Datacard offers a cost-effective solution that delivers smooth integration and end-to-end capability. Our solutions issue driver’s licenses with the most advanced personalization technologies available.
http://www.datacard.com/government/drivers-license 
DigiMarc said: The ID Systems business is one of several business units within Polaroid Corporation and is operated as a separate division. The division produces 60 million secure personal identity cards per year, including the drivers licenses of 36 U.S. states and other government identification documents around the world.
http://www.digimarc.com/press-room/digimarc-technology-in-the-ne... 
Mlive said: The new cards will have added security features that make it harder to create fakes, Johnson said. The change is being made because the state has a new contract with its license card manufacturer.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/michigan_drivers_lic... 


 

  Again, poor reading comprehension of some poorly written articles and press releases is confusing you.

The forms themselves, and the systems used to CREATE the licenses may be made by just a few companies.  But the STATE governments control the DATA that goes onto the cards.  Now if you want to talk about the control of the data being outsourced, that is a different story (and normally a different entity than the FORM and PRINTER supplier).

More importantly, you claimed 2 or 3, yet posted 5 THAT YOU found, there may be more...

Stop fighting, while you are behind.  Or as I tell people that find themselves in a hole.... STOP DIGGING!!!

  

Sure, some guy on FW says that Daily News and LA times are "poorly written articles" I am sure people who write those articles or the publisher of those news papers will strongly disagree. 

Sure, next thing you will claim that those card manufacturers only employ blind people, so that they can't read the cards as the machines spit them out... ha ha ha

You crack me up. 

  Given how much story writing is outsourced to 3rd world countries, then nominally edited in the US, yeah, I'd say both papers are poorly written.

Especially when it comes to tech. Doubly so when it comes to tech and finance.

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Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:   
blueiedgod said:   
scripta said:   You let them scan your DL? That's ridiculous.

What if THAT system gets compromised too? Hello identity theft. Which you made possible by complacency.

  

Don't worry, identity thieves already have the image of your driver's license. There are only 2 or 3 companies that actually make driver's licenses and they have all the information they need on you, and it is most likely less secure than a retailer's database. 

Also, check out this link 
http://money.cnn.com/interactive/technology/what-do-hackers-have...

  Could you name those "2 or 3" companies that MAKE DLs?  Did you mean 2 or 3 companies that make DL forms, onto which your local DMV or MVA imprints your info and picture?  Because every state I ever got a license in "created the license at the local government office that regulates motor vehicles.  SO why would a company that MAKES DL forms have anyone's info???

Stop spreading FUD.  or just making stuff up...

As far as the databreaches... again, who cares?  Don't EVER use debit card, and if you use credit card, its not your money and you aren't responsible anyways.


Google says otherwise. 
You don't need to be rocket scientist to utilize google to get the information.

  Daily news said:
The new licenses will be made by a Canadian company, CBN Secure Technologies, as part of an $88.5 million contract
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-driver-licenses-harder-fa... 

LA Times said: DMV Director George Valverde said the vendor, L-1 Identity Solutions, has struggled with color accuracy, the raised lettering and the positioning of images of California icons, including El Capitan in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge. L-1 was the only bidder on the five-year, $63-million job, Valverde said.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/09/local/la-me-adv-drivers-... 

Data Card said: Datacard offers a cost-effective solution that delivers smooth integration and end-to-end capability. Our solutions issue driver’s licenses with the most advanced personalization technologies available.
http://www.datacard.com/government/drivers-license 
DigiMarc said: The ID Systems business is one of several business units within Polaroid Corporation and is operated as a separate division. The division produces 60 million secure personal identity cards per year, including the drivers licenses of 36 U.S. states and other government identification documents around the world.
http://www.digimarc.com/press-room/digimarc-technology-in-the-ne... 
Mlive said: The new cards will have added security features that make it harder to create fakes, Johnson said. The change is being made because the state has a new contract with its license card manufacturer.
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/michigan_drivers_lic... 


 

  Again, poor reading comprehension of some poorly written articles and press releases is confusing you.

The forms themselves, and the systems used to CREATE the licenses may be made by just a few companies.  But the STATE governments control the DATA that goes onto the cards.  Now if you want to talk about the control of the data being outsourced, that is a different story (and normally a different entity than the FORM and PRINTER supplier).

More importantly, you claimed 2 or 3, yet posted 5 THAT YOU found, there may be more...

Stop fighting, while you are behind.  Or as I tell people that find themselves in a hole.... STOP DIGGING!!!

  

Sure, some guy on FW says that Daily News and LA times are "poorly written articles" I am sure people who write those articles or the publisher of those news papers will strongly disagree. 

Sure, next thing you will claim that those card manufacturers only employ blind people, so that they can't read the cards as the machines spit them out... ha ha ha

You crack me up. 

  You are wearing out your shovel!

When you get old enough to actually get a driver's license, you will see that the companies that make the BLANK forms are not the ones putting your information onto the BLANK forms.  Your local GOVERNMENT agency that handle licensing does the work.  THEY have your data, not the people that provide the BLANK forms.

I say poorly written because the average person (you) still cannot understand that the 5 (or MORE) companies that make the BLANK forms use words like "issue" or "produce".  At best, the systems those companies lease, or sell to GOVERNMENT agencies, along with BLANK forms, issue or produce licenses.  The companies that make the BLANK forms do not. 

Do you understand why I keep saying BLANK in all caps?  Do you understand how governmental agencies PROCURE (oops, I mean buy) stuff that makes licenses, and then operates that stuff when someone needs a license?  and that no companies have YOUR info?

*** Anxiously awaiting what part of this response you will ignore, similar to the last, when I disproved your earliest statement about "2 or 3 companies" (actually you did by naming 5).  Ready, start deflecting (or best yet, stop shoveling, the light is getting dim down there....

  
You need to provide substantiation to your claim.

As of right now, the claim that actual licenses are made by the 3rd party providers, not state DVM's, has been sufficiently substantiated by the reference links, regardless of how poorly you think they are written. 

 

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blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:     You are wearing out your shovel!

When you get old enough to actually get a driver's license, you will see that the companies that make the BLANK forms are not the ones putting your information onto the BLANK forms.  Your local GOVERNMENT agency that handle licensing does the work.  THEY have your data, not the people that provide the BLANK forms.

I say poorly written because the average person (you) still cannot understand that the 5 (or MORE) companies that make the BLANK forms use words like "issue" or "produce".  At best, the systems those companies lease, or sell to GOVERNMENT agencies, along with BLANK forms, issue or produce licenses.  The companies that make the BLANK forms do not. 

Do you understand why I keep saying BLANK in all caps?  Do you understand how governmental agencies PROCURE (oops, I mean buy) stuff that makes licenses, and then operates that stuff when someone needs a license?  and that no companies have YOUR info?

*** Anxiously awaiting what part of this response you will ignore, similar to the last, when I disproved your earliest statement about "2 or 3 companies" (actually you did by naming 5).  Ready, start deflecting (or best yet, stop shoveling, the light is getting dim down there....

  
You need to provide substantiation to your claim.

As of right now, the claim that actual licenses are made by the 3rd party providers, not state DVM's, has been sufficiently substantiated by the reference links, regardless of how poorly you think they are written. 

 

Public service announcement: You don't have to quote an entire long conversation when replying. You can just include the relevant bits by deleting some of the quoted text so there aren't pages & pages of duplicative content to scroll through. 

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BostonOne said:   
blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:     You are wearing out your shovel!

When you get old enough to actually get a driver's license, you will see that the companies that make the BLANK forms are not the ones putting your information onto the BLANK forms.  Your local GOVERNMENT agency that handle licensing does the work.  THEY have your data, not the people that provide the BLANK forms.

I say poorly written because the average person (you) still cannot understand that the 5 (or MORE) companies that make the BLANK forms use words like "issue" or "produce".  At best, the systems those companies lease, or sell to GOVERNMENT agencies, along with BLANK forms, issue or produce licenses.  The companies that make the BLANK forms do not. 

Do you understand why I keep saying BLANK in all caps?  Do you understand how governmental agencies PROCURE (oops, I mean buy) stuff that makes licenses, and then operates that stuff when someone needs a license?  and that no companies have YOUR info?

*** Anxiously awaiting what part of this response you will ignore, similar to the last, when I disproved your earliest statement about "2 or 3 companies" (actually you did by naming 5).  Ready, start deflecting (or best yet, stop shoveling, the light is getting dim down there....

  
You need to provide substantiation to your claim.

As of right now, the claim that actual licenses are made by the 3rd party providers, not state DVM's, has been sufficiently substantiated by the reference links, regardless of how poorly you think they are written. 

 

Public service announcement: You don't have to quote an entire long conversation when replying. You can just include the relevant bits by deleting some of the quoted text so there aren't pages & pages of duplicative content to scroll through. 

  Excellent suggestion 

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BostonOne said:   
blueiedgod said:   
Technologist said:     You are wearing out your shovel!

When you get old enough to actually get a driver's license, you will see that the companies that make the BLANK forms are not the ones putting your information onto the BLANK forms.  Your local GOVERNMENT agency that handle licensing does the work.  THEY have your data, not the people that provide the BLANK forms.

I say poorly written because the average person (you) still cannot understand that the 5 (or MORE) companies that make the BLANK forms use words like "issue" or "produce".  At best, the systems those companies lease, or sell to GOVERNMENT agencies, along with BLANK forms, issue or produce licenses.  The companies that make the BLANK forms do not. 

Do you understand why I keep saying BLANK in all caps?  Do you understand how governmental agencies PROCURE (oops, I mean buy) stuff that makes licenses, and then operates that stuff when someone needs a license?  and that no companies have YOUR info?

*** Anxiously awaiting what part of this response you will ignore, similar to the last, when I disproved your earliest statement about "2 or 3 companies" (actually you did by naming 5).  Ready, start deflecting (or best yet, stop shoveling, the light is getting dim down there....

  
You need to provide substantiation to your claim.

As of right now, the claim that actual licenses are made by the 3rd party providers, not state DVM's, has been sufficiently substantiated by the reference links, regardless of how poorly you think they are written. 

 

Public service announcement: You don't have to quote an entire long conversation when replying. You can just include the relevant bits by deleting some of the quoted text so there aren't pages & pages of duplicative content to scroll through. 

  Yeah, but half the time the formatting is going to get all screwed up and the entire quote (especially in a chain) will instantaneously and catastrophically implode.

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Customer update on payment breach

Last Tuesday, September 2, we disclosed that we were investigating a possible breach of our payment data systems. We want you to know that we have now confirmed that those systems have in fact been breached, which could potentially impact any customer that has used their payment card at our U.S. and Canadian stores, from April forward. We do not have any evidence that the breach has impacted stores in Mexico or customers who shopped online at HomeDepot.com.

We apologize for the frustration and anxiety this causes our customers.

We also want to emphasize that you will not be responsible for any fraudulent charges to your accounts, and we’re offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, to any customer who has shopped at a Home Depot store in 2014, from April on.

You can learn more about the identity protection services and how to sign up for them https://homedepot.allclearid.com/.

It is important to closely monitor your payment card accounts and report unusual activity to your issuing bank.

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talonesi said:   
MilleniumBuc said:   Reading the Krebs report, it estimated that 99.4% of all stores were hit. Looking at the zip codes, I see that only 1 of our town's 2 HD was hit. The 2nd one not breached is newer (built within the last 3 years I think), and it has a different card reader than the older HD. Anyone else see anything similar in your cities?

If I had to guess, the software for the card terminals at the older HDs is the weak link.

  The original poster of the zip codes was incorrect in his/her comment.  As you mentioned those are the zip codes of the stores from which the cc numbers were stolen.  So while my zip code and billing zip code aren't on the list, the zip code for the Home Depot I frequent is listed.  I suppose they will sell my cc number, but the billing zip code will be incorrect and associated to the store zip where I made the purchase?  Fully realizing there are ways to make a purchase without my zip. 

All that crooks would need to do is try zip codes in 10 mile radius around HD the compromised data came from. There's a good chance that would match the billing zip. Pretty trivial.

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downhillskier said:   
gooddealie said:   Just got this email.... Could have been worse, I guess. My email alone without a password, name, address, or payment info, isn't going to do anybody much good.
Dear Valued Customer,

The Home Depot has discovered that a file containing your email address may have been taken during the payment card breach we announced in September. The file contained email addresses, but it did not contain passwords, payment card information, or other sensitive personal information. We apologize for this incident and for the inconvenience and frustration this may cause you.

In all likelihood this event will not impact you, but we recommend that you be on the alert for phony emails requesting personal or sensitive information. If you have any questions or would like additional information on how to protect yourself from email scams, please visit our website or call 1-800-HOMEDEPOT.

Again, we apologize for the frustration and inconvenience this incident may have caused. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

The Home Depot


  
I received the same E-mail.  My first question is how did Home Depot get my E-mail address?  I don't recall giving it to them and I don't have their credit card or anything.

Regardless, I have noticed a marked increase in the amount of spam I've received at the E-mail address that Home Depot sent this to (on the order of 75+ per day).  The "frustration and inconvenience" is making me think about changing my E-mail account (that I've had for 20 or so years) to get away from it.

 

Did you apply for a mover's coupon? Did you sign up for their mailing list (notification of sales, weekly specials)? Did you order something online from them? Those are probably the main ways they may have gotten your email address.

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