Friday, 25 June 2010

iTunes – Remove That Saved Credit Card Number

Sometimes, it is just too convenient to leave that credit card number embedded in whatever online site/merchant we visit for purchases on a somewhat regular basis.

But, at some point we need to evaluate that convenience relative to the position it places us in to lose our identity or money to online thieves.

We are looking at iTunes today because there seems to be an underlying possibility that iTunes accounts are vulnerable to attack.

As suggested in the various articles, remove that saved credit card information in the iTunes account. Another option is to use iTunes gift cards for any purchases to avoid exposing any credit cards to the iTunes system.

As always, we need to be aware of our financials by checking our online account status for all banking and credit card accounts very regularly.

Always check with the financial institution immediately if a suspicious transaction appears in the online statement.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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