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Topic: Financial Categories
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Craig Russell

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"Security" as a financial category
Posted: May 12, 2010 11:27 AM
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Internet and other scams trying to collect financial information from naive internet users (such as teens and pre-teens) are successful because students aren't aware of how insidious such scam artists can be. I'm not sure of a math connection to this issue, but I will think about it more. Certainly checking the "https://" part of a web address, before entering credit card or other personal info, should be important, and there is math in the crypto-system behind that security, but the math is quite far removed from "finances."



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