Credentials Used For Target Hack Reportedly Stolen From HVAC Vendor

Credentials Used For Target Hack Reportedly Stolen From HVAC Vendor

When it was first revealed that the hackers who compromised Target’s in-store payment processing system had used stolen vendor credentials to breach the retailer’s network, many probably assumed that the vendor was some sort of IT or security consultant. But a new report from cybersecurity expert and journalist Brian Krebs says it appears that the entry point into the system was through a refrigeration, heating and cooling company in Pennsylvania. [More]

We Don’t Understand How Walmart Oil Changes Keep Going Terribly Awry, But Here We Are

We Don’t Understand How Walmart Oil Changes Keep Going Terribly Awry, But Here We Are

There’s something afoot in the oil at Walmart. Or least that’s what one could believe as we hear yet another story of your average customer bringing in a vehicle for an oil change at the store and leaving with a headache-inducing damaged car situation. [More]

Six Tips For Saving Money On Airfare

Six Tips For Saving Money On Airfare

With fees, fine print and blackout dates, locking in a low price on your plane ticket can seem impossible. Consumer Reports has some tips that can help cut the cost of flying, plus help organize your search for the best deal. [More]

Want Airplane Food? Go to Turkey

Want Airplane Food? Go to Turkey

While many fliers may mourn the death of surcharge-free baggage hauling, some passengers actually miss the trays of “food” that airlines once handed out on nearly all flights. For anyone nostalgic for that golden age of rubber chicken, mystery sauces and reheated frozen veggies, The New York Times has a message: Come to Turkey. [More]

Fake Pilot Flew Passenger Jets For 13 Years

Fake Pilot Flew Passenger Jets For 13 Years

Thomas Salme was working in maintenance at Scandinavian airline SAS, when he decided he wanted to move up into the cockpit. So, he did what any clever and ruthless crackpot would: He practiced on a flight simulator until he thought he was ready to fly, and then printed a fake pilot’s license at home. He got a job at European airline Air One, and spent 13 years flying passengers around Europe until being caught in March. The heavy hand of justice: a $2,500 fine and a one-year grounding. [More]