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Re: Stanford Hack Exposes 10,000

  • From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
  • Date: Wed May 25 20:31:25 2005


I really didn't mean to start an off-topic rat-hole discussion,
but instead, point out how bad (nonchalant, cavalier) site security
has become with reagards to storing sensitive information.

This is just gettinh waaaay out of hand. And appears to be
getting worse.

Operational issue? You decide....

- ferg 


-- Mark Newton <newton@internode.com.au> wrote:

On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 05:12:18PM -0700, Adam McKenna wrote:

 > On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 11:59:17PM +0000, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:
 > > Yet another unfortunate disclosure...
 > > http://www.techweb.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=163701121
 > 
 > I wonder when schools are going to get the hint and stop using SSN's as ID
 > numbers..

Around about whenever the US Federal Government gets the hint and
passes a bill which makes it illegal to use social security numbers
for any purpose other than the administration of social security.

  - mark

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