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.
- Flowering Toilet Blog: The Problem With Today's Record Store
- A victim recounts their experiences with their account being hacked and the difficulties they encountered with Apple.
- Updated blog post: iTunes Update
- Tech Bites: Hacked! iTunes account compromised
- Someone a lot more conscious of the need to watch out for online mischief and their experience with being hacked.
- Bing Search: iTunes account compromised
- Bing Search: iTunes account hacked
- Some very interesting results come up on this one. Videos and more.
- Google Search: iTunes account compromised
- Google Search: iTunes account hacked
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.
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