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Japan 20 years behind in security.

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Japan 20 years behind in security.

You mean, Japan is 200 times better in trusting People. Most people here don't have malice in their mind and live a harmonious life. Compared to other countries, where you can not let your guard down.

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It's pretty identical to the 'ore ore" scam, except it's "oyaji, oyaji."

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Japan 20 years behind in security.

And everyone else?

"According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, about 22,000 such cases were reported in the United States and elsewhere"

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Just a user: The official government recommendation for security is keep your computer patched and have anti virus installed. This might work for the average Watanabe's home computer but not for business, not in the slightest. Sure other 1st world countries have the same problems but at least their governments understand how to protect business.

I still walk into banks and their computers have open USB ports facing the general public, network ports accessible in the lobby... etc... Plug specialized hardware into that USB port and you'll have the user's hash in 15 seconds.

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These days I receive fake e-mail from so called "MS Security" stating my system has been compromised and need to up date a batch at a 3rd party site.

Checking the sender e-mail address you quickly discover it has nothing to do with MS.

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I have only had two UC cards hacked and used and I never use them on line. Why?

Allow Japanese to use the Japanese language in their mail addresses and URL's and watch how fast it stops.

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You mean, Japan is 200 times better in trusting People. Most people here don't have malice in their mind and live a harmonious life. Compared to other countries, where you can not let your guard down.

And there are more than a few JAPANESES scammers that rip off people from all walks of life. You are believing in a stereotype and extending it to the entire populations of Japan.

Japanese ARE way behind in net security for a multitude of reasons, the biggest is the "heiwa boke" and group mentality syndrome, that a Japanese wont rip off another member of the collective, and it always happens somewhere else.

Not to mention the inability to personal responsibility, and most importantly the ignorance tied with the belief that a computer and sma-phone are two totally different things, the computer is the "internet" and the sma-phone is "safe"

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MsDelicious: Because the companies you did give your details to were likely hacked and never told you (or they don't even know themselves).

Second point, you can already use Japanese language in URLs and email addresses, they are just not really popular. URL's are not the issue in the slightest.

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I've noticed scam mails in Japanese that are essentially old scams I saw years ago in English. The same scammers are doing the same scams, but have finally got around to doing it in (semi) proper Japanese. Still, it is not hard to identify scam email.

We've sent you an invoice. Please open the attached file.

You will lose access to your account. Please check the attached link.

We have had an error. Please confirm your information with the attached link.

Seriously, people??

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@Gogogo...I haven't come across any bank in japan, where in any PC is accessible by anyone. Secondly, if it is "Stand alone" pc then,it is not connected to org network. Third, just physically open network port doesnt mean it is actually "Open". Fourth, nice profile pic. Fifth, I am sorry but sometimes just can't stand crap.

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