Choicepoint

Pete Lindstrom suggests: My proposal: List SSNs publicly. The Social Security Agency can notify all of its intent to publish all SSNs at some point in the future – enough time for organizations to absorb and react to this news. The net result is to eliminate the notion that perhaps SSNs are “secure enough” for…

Read More Publishing a List of SSNs Will Not Fix Anything

I wasn’t going to blog on BofA‘s little kerfuffle. But then Ian went and blogged about it, and I think he gets it partially right and partially very wrong. His actual conclusion is spot on: In order to share the information, and raise the knowledge of what’s important and what’s not, we may have to…

Read More Choicepoint Won't Benefit from Bank of America Leak

So everyone seems to be accepting at face value the claim that Choicepoint was scammed by Olatunji Oluwatosin and colleagues not yet named. But let’s step back, and ask, was there a scam? Why did these folks need to cheat? Was it habit, or necessity? What was really needed to get a Choicepoint account of…

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