Here's a roundup of interesting Internet Security news.
Costco discloses credit card skimmer breach. A "skimmer" is a device that criminals install on ATMs and Point-Of-Sale terminals to steal your credit card numbers (or worse, your Debit Card number and PIN). I've been posting about them for years (that has a good link to how to spot one in the wild). Well, Costco spotted some of them at their stores in Chicago. Let's be safe out there.
The link I talk about in the paragraph above points to security journalist Brian Krebs. Krebs has a new post up explaining how the FBI's email system got hacked. It's pretty interesting stuff.
If you use Microsoft's Edge browser, DO NOT turn on the "synch" feature. It synchs all sorts of data that you may not want it to - like bookmarks - and all sorts of data that you really, really do not want it to - like passwords, credit card numbers, and even passport numbers. Yikes. Not cool, Microsoft.
Windows XP still makes up between 3% and 5% of all Windows versions in the wild. This is interesting, but XP has been out of support for years and you can't get security updates for it. Interestingly, Vista is about the same amount (at least you can pay for security updates there, but you're stuck on Vista). If you are running XP, I have recommended for years that you upgrade to Linux. It's free, and will run on your existing hardware.