Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


Choicepoint Roundup, March 3

  • Chris Walsh provides this AP story about prior frauds. In light of Choicepoint CISO Baich saying “That’s such a negative impression that suggests we failed to provide adequate protection,” these stories are going to have legs. Reporters will chase down the inadequate protection. And Choicepoint has yet to say they’re sorry.
  • Blog or Die comments that what happened was Worse Than Hacked: After all, if Choicepoint can’t protect their data from ID thieves, maybe their model is wrong?
  • Loren Steffy of the Houston Chronicle writes “$17 million seems to be reward for job poorly done.”
  • And finally, today’s Two Minutes Hate comes to you from … me, for “Astrologers and National ID Cards!

All my prior Choicepoint posts are listed here.