From: Bill W <>
Subject: Re: B&H is sharing your data! Sharing your DATA!!!
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From: Bill W <>
Subject: Re: B&H is sharing your data! Sharing your DATA!!!
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:43:02 -0800
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On Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:39:30 +1300, Eric Stevens<> wrote:

>On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:40:33 -0500, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>
>>In article<>, Bill W
>><> wrote:
>>> >> >> As someone who has had the same card compromised 4 times in the last
>>> >> >> couple of years, I wish everyone would use it. It's tiresome updating
>>> >> >> the info for the replacement cards when it's the same account after
>>> >> >> all. 
>>> >> >
>>> >> >it's more tiresome dealing with a compromised card.
>>> >> >
>>> >> >start using apple pay, and you'll only need to worry about inside leaks.
>>> >> 
>>> >> I'm sure it's the same with Android Pay,
>>> >
>>> >close, but not quite. android pay is slightly less secure than apple
>>> >pay.
>>> But more secure than handing it to the kid at the drive-through window
>>> at Jack in the Box.
>>or the underpaid waitstaff.
>>> I do have to give the CC companies some credit,
>>> though: they have some pretty good algorithms for flagging sales. They
>>> picked up on sales that seemed perfectly innocuous to even me, and
>>> there have been no false positives at all, even for very large
>>> charges. 
>>buy gas twice in the same day. they love that one.
>I've bought gas three times in one day and twice the next day - and
>nobody blinked. They probably recognised that each purchase was
>several hundred miles from the previous purchase.

I've been flagged for that, but I was also on the road. 

>>> >with both, the merchant doesn't get your actual card number, so even if
>>> >their systems are hacked, your card won't be.
>>> >
>>> >> but far too few places use it
>>> >> around here. It's ridiculous. I can't even threaten to take my
>>> >> business elsewhere because elsewhere doesn't have it either. 
>>> >
>>> >around here, it's nearly everywhere, with restaurants being the big
>>> >exception (mostly a cultural issue, not a technical one). some places
>>> >say they don't support it, but they do.
>>> Yep, big city living. You'd think Las Vegas would be a little further
>>> along. 
>>they're more further along than you might think. i see a shitload of
>>places w/contactless.