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Dear P1 Member,

You may have already read that the hacker group known as Anonymous claimed on Christmas Day to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to people who have subscription membership to STRATFOR. The Associated Press reported that “Anonymous boasted of stealing STRATFOR’s confidential client list, which includes a range of entities from banks to Apple the U.S. Air Force to the Miami Police Department, and mining it for more than 4,000 credit card numbers, passwords, and home addresses.”

Regular readers will recall that I am a longtime subscriber to STRATFOR, so I am among the 4,000 victims of the most recent Anonymous hack attack. Consequently, I want to offer the below reminder about your online security in my tip, "5 keys to managing passwords."


PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
Software Spotlight
Report-writing without the writing
By Lindsey Bertomen, PoliceOne Columnist
As a regular user of voice recognition software for more than 12 years, I know the "ins and outs" and in my opinion, public safety could benefit greatly from voice-to-text tools.
Use it on the road
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Tech Tools
Training aids for computer skills
By Tim Dees, PoliceOne Columnist
If I want to show someone how to do a specific activity on a computer — like inserting a video into a PowerPoint slide — I can use software to visually record myself performing the task. Several software choices
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Tech Tip
5 keys to managing passwords
By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
As the Christmas Day hacking of STRATFOR illustrates, online passwords should be treated with the same vigilance as any piece of off-duty safety equipment. Dos and Don'ts
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