This week brought news of another security breach. This time people reportedly hacked into LinkedIn, accessing the passwords of more than 6.4 million people. I don't yet know if I was one of those people. Not long ago, hackers stole credit card information from Zappos, which did affect me directly; someone soon hacked my Yahoo email account, which caused massive problems. Since then, I've been acutely aware of spam emails from friends whose accounts have also obviously been hacked. The problem seems never-ending.
This epidemic also feels very modern. But is it?
Even in Japan, where crime is low and people have a reputation for honesty, there have long been precautionary measures against fraud. You can see evidence of that in a sign outside a shop in Hakone:
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Causes Eve Kushner Supports
The Milo Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders, PCI, FINCA