Items tagged with Home Depot

Incandescent bulbs may be a 19th century invention, but some people swear by the bulbs due to the pleasant light they give off (despite the drain they put on your energy bill). For a time, CFLs were seen as the next logical step as a replacement for incandescent bulbs in residential homes, but LED technology is quickly dropping in price and more and more people are starting to embrace the extremely efficient bulbs. Philips is hoping to capitalize on the efficiency revolution with a new family of LED bulbs that will be available starting in early May. The new Everyday LED bulb is equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb, but only sips 8.5 watts and puts out 800 lumens. The A19 bulb clocks in at 2700K... Read more...
The more time that passes, the more details come to light regarding a major security breach at Home Depot that exposed 53 million customer email addresses on top of compromising 56 million credit and debit cards. There's an ongoing investigation into the incident, and one of the latest tidbits is that Home Depot is placing some of the blame on Microsoft. That doesn't mean Home Depot is absolved of any blame on itself -- the company was slow to address lingering security issues -- though the vulnerability that the hackers exploited was one that existed in Windows. The attackers used a third-party vendor's username and password combination to infiltrate the perimeter of Home Depot's network, and... Read more...
Home Depot disclosed this week that around 53 million email addresses were taken during a recent security breach, which is in addition to the approximately 56 million compromised customer credit and debit cards previously disclosed by the hardware chain. The updated findings are the result of weeks of investigation by Home Deport, law enforcement, and third-party IT security experts, the company said. The stolen email addresses were contained in separate files that those responsible for the breach were able to swipe. However, those additional files did not contain passwords, payment card information, or other sensitive personal information, according to Home Depot. The hardware chain is currently... Read more...
As Target, Home Depot, and JP Morgan Chase have recently discovered, cyber attacks are tough to fend off, and extremely costly. Enter Tom Ridge, the former Secretary of Homeland Security, with a new insurance product aimed at businesses worried about the financial devastation a successful hacker can wreak. Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Ridge Insurance is offering cyber crime insurance policies of $50 million to small and medium-sized businesses. A typical policy may cover both the financial damage done (like damage caused by the hit to a company’s reputation) and the expense involved in cleaning up the mess from a cyber attack, like alerting customers. Ridge Insurance... Read more...
Attention Home Depot shoppers, your credit and/or debit card information may be compromised. The hardware chain confirmed that a recent cyber attack is estimated to have put the payment card information of around 56 million unique credit and debit cards at risk due to malware that it suspects has been present between April and September 2014. That makes it a bigger breach than the one that hit Target earlier this year. "We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and anxiety this has caused, and want to reassure them that they will not be liable for fraudulent charges," said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. "From the time this investigation began, our guiding principle has been to put our... Read more...