If you’ve ever gotten rid of an old Xbox 360 hard drive, a determined hacker could find a way to extract your credit card information from the device. As part of a study meant to expose Microsoft’s lax protection of consumer data, researchers bought a refurbished Xbox 360 and used hacking tools to plunder the device for info that identified the previous owner, as well as the owner’s credit card details. They say old data isn’t safe even if the hard drives have been formatted.
Jules says ADT’s alarm system isn’t responding to repeated break-ins at his aunt’s property. She wants out of her 3-year contract, but can’t get the company to let her off the hook.