General discussion of identity theft issues, including identity theft schemes, phishing scams, and related issues.
Judge Roy Bean
- Judge for the District of Quatloosia
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Aside from the financial stupidity, rent-to-own computer systems have a hidden (until recently, that is) 'feature':
One of the nation's largest rental chains spies on customers by equipping rent-to-own computers with secret software that remotely snaps their photos, takes screen shots, tracks keystrokes, and snoops on private communications, a class action claims in Federal Court.
The Honorable Judge Roy Bean
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The Devil Makes Three
- Princeps Wooloosia
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If it's just the rental company putting in spyware, you're lucky.
I bet a lot of cybercrooks are planting secret spyware on borrowed or rented computers, so they can steal credit cards numbers and the like from future users of the same machines.