Consumer Reports Blasts Target for Lame 'Free Credit Monitoring'

Consumer Reports is unbridled in its criticism of Target’s “free credit monitoring” offered to millions of consumers affected by the retailer’s massive security breach over the holidays. “The service can give consumers a false sense of security,” Consumer Reports said.

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Bitcoin's Bizarre Week Takes Darker Turn Via 'Silk Road 2' Theft

So-called Silk Road 2, the sequel to the Internet’s most notorious black market, has been hit with a theft of bitcoins worth millions. Some reports put the amount stolen at nearly $3 million. Hackers reportedly emptied Silk Road 2’s bitcoin wallet using the same “transaction malleability bug” in bitcoin’s protocol that apparently led to bitcoin exchanges such as Mt. Gox and BitStamp shutting down withdrawals earlier in the week.

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