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PenFed security breach

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:29 pm

I saw this today but the article says its unclear as to what the extent of the breach is but over the past month 514 New Hampshire residents have been affected. It doesn't tell us what account types (credit cards?) were affected.

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Postby Generallisimo » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:22 am

Yah, I got a letter and a free subscription to some credit-monitoring service for 2 years. That was actually my biggest objection to using PenFed. I truly believe they have the best cards on the market right now, but their website is the biggest piece of steaming crap I've ever seen designed and written by some idiots.

I questioned whether their website was secure given the down-right garbage design and simplicity of their website. (Don't get me wrong, I love minimalism and don't care for flashy interfaces, but I do care if it is a terrible interface.) I figured, "surely, a bank has web-site security as its number one concern, right?"

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Postby TDJ » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:52 pm

Generallisimo wrote:I truly believe they have the best cards on the market right now

I have never heard of Penfed cards. Which is best?

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Postby jeffysdad » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:20 am

My PenFed conspiracy theory...

Why does PenFed pay a whopping 5% cashback on gasoline purchases only? The Pentagon-affiliated credit union wants consumers to buy more gas to increase U.S. dependency on foreign oil so the government will always have a reason to be dickering around in the Middle East and the Pentagon will have job security. Just saying.
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Postby Cucumber » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:37 am

Any updates on this??
Stop talking crap about him!

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