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John McAfee Predicts Massive Credit Card Hack in 2014 [Varney]
Fox Business Channel / Stuart Varney Show at 11:30a | 06/09/14 | John McAfee

Posted on 06/09/2014 8:39:14 AM PDT by SES1066

On what was a basic discussion of personal privacy between the host of Varney & Co, Stuart Varney, and the founder of McAfee Antivirus (no longer associated), John McAfee, a startling prediction was made by the latter. Mr McAfee stated that the prior credit card breaches at Target and NM were beta tests and that in this year he predicts that there will be a much larger breach of such customer information.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: credit; crime; cybersecurity; fraud; mcafee
May we live in interesting times!
1 posted on 06/09/2014 8:39:14 AM PDT by SES1066
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To: SES1066

Sales must be down.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 8:42:31 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: SES1066

Isn’t this the guy that killed his neighbor? Or something like that?


3 posted on 06/09/2014 8:44:15 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/03/25/john-mcafee-on-the-lam-blue-ridge-mountains-futuretense/6374671/

“McAfee is considered a legend in the computer industry for creating and popularizing antivirus software for the masses. But he cemented his place in the American zeitgeist with a murder mystery in Belize — he was named a “person of interest” in the case — and his desperate flight to freedom. That international adventure led to McAfee’s claims of widespread corruption in the Belize government and, he insists, a contract on his life by a drug cartel. He and his wife, Janice, have been on the run in the USA for several months.

Authorities haven’t called him a suspect in the murder. Raphael Martinez, a spokesman for the Belize police, says McAfee has not been charged and there is no plan to extradite him. U.S. authorities have made no effort to question McAfee since he returned in December 2012.”


4 posted on 06/09/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Veggie Todd
Isn’t this the guy that killed his neighbor? Or something like that?

NOT DEFENDING HIM but because I think that he has a valid point in the potential danger.

5 posted on 06/09/2014 8:49:11 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Veggie Todd
One quick look tells me I don't think I need to believe anything this goofball spouts...


6 posted on 06/09/2014 8:50:59 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: SES1066

But where? Will someone attempt to steal the information from Amazon.com’s servers? That’s not going to be easy, since Amazon.com always has a very strong emphasis on customer security (they were among the first to implement secure links for payment transactions).


7 posted on 06/09/2014 8:52:28 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: ErnBatavia
One quick look tells me I don't think I need to believe anything this goofball spouts...

Remove the tattoos, and that looks like me when I'm hunting white-wing doves in South Texas. Only the vegetation is different.

8 posted on 06/09/2014 8:54:17 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: SES1066

There were lots of CC hacks last year (Target, etc.) so it’s a safe bet that there be more this year.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 8:56:19 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SES1066
Why is it we always learn of breaches of security and theft of information or identity, but never do I hear anyone has been caught, much less prosecuted? Hard to believe in these times the authorities cannot locate the culprit.

I posed that question to my bank and was told (unconvincingly) that they do catch people, just it's kept quiet. I would think it would be the opposite - publicly tar and feather these people to deter more theft.

10 posted on 06/09/2014 8:56:19 AM PDT by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: justlurking
One quick look tells me I don't think I need to believe anything this goofball spouts...

Remove the tattoos, and that looks like me when I'm hunting white-wing doves in South Texas. Only the vegetation is different.

Keep the tattoos and he looks like a nut.

Ed

11 posted on 06/09/2014 9:12:39 AM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: SES1066

My feelings are that all of the major CC companies have already been breached; Target and NM were done by less-than-professional hacks and found out.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 9:15:05 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: SES1066

Why cash must continue to exist. Feels free to add to list.

1. ID theft/credit card fraud.
2. CC company suspends card for “suspicious activity”
3. Bank Holidays because of martial law, currency collapse, bank runs
4. Bank “Bail-ins” a la Cyprus
5. Emergency government confiscation of bank accounts
6. IRS liens
7. Banks moving to pay no interest and account fees (negative interest) to keep money in bank.
8. More privacy with cash to buy books, ammo, prepping supplies, candidate/political group donations.
9. Often cash purchases can be made w/o ID


13 posted on 06/09/2014 9:18:17 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: discostu
I let my McAfee subscription expire months ago, and still get multiple, abusive renewal popups every day.

Needless to say, I'll never purchase another McAfee product.

14 posted on 06/09/2014 9:18:34 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: Paulie

The Target hacker was Ukranian.
Who is going to go get him?


15 posted on 06/09/2014 9:25:16 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Jacquerie

I let my McAfee subscription expire months ago, and still get multiple, abusive renewal popups every day.


My McAfee subscription expires in August. I will shop for a replacement. Who would you suggest?


16 posted on 06/09/2014 9:28:41 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Jacquerie

I know the feeling. I switched to Avast.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 9:32:16 AM PDT by MRourke85
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To: SES1066

M4L


18 posted on 06/09/2014 9:35:36 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: laplata

Research ESET and their NOD32

Low overhead. Quick updates.

Been loving it for about 6 years now. I get the 2 yrs for $59.99.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: laplata
I don't claim special expertise in anti-virus protection, so I don't want to mislead anyone by implying they should buy the product I now use.

I only say that due to their mistreatment, McAfee will NEVER again get my business.

20 posted on 06/09/2014 9:43:29 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

I’ve never had a problem with McAfee but am always open to something else.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 9:53:17 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

don’t those happen every year?


22 posted on 06/09/2014 9:54:09 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Will do. Thanks for the good tip.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: GeronL

Yes, yearly subscriptions.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 9:56:02 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: RayChuang88

Amazon.com always has a very strong emphasis on customer security ...

Wrong. I canceled Amazon a year ago when I learned that Amazon made a back-door deal with Discover C/C. While I would shop at amazon.com, not making a purchase, discover allowed amazon access to my account data and amazon displayed in my browsing page the amount of my Discover Cash Back credit I had to spend.

GOOD BYE TO BOTH.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 10:32:41 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Paulie

“but never do I hear anyone has been caught, much less prosecuted?”

NSA or govt is the culprit no doubt.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 10:33:40 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: SES1066

I have long been convinced that the anti-virus companies pay virus creators to come up with new ones, so they can sell the “cure”. < /paranoia >


27 posted on 06/09/2014 11:48:58 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Scrambler Bob
Research ESET and their NOD32

Amen. NOD 32 is the best. I've never had a single issue while running it. I can't say that about McAffee, Avast, AVG, Norton, etc...

28 posted on 06/09/2014 1:21:37 PM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: SES1066

John McAfee: The big security hit will be this year

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3613659878001/john-mcafee-the-big-security-hit-will-be-this-year/#sp=show-clips


29 posted on 06/09/2014 1:51:09 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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