Hack The Planet

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Breaches, breaches everywhere

I was just reading about two more breaches when I hit the section “What was the response?”
In both cases, and in most that I have read about, they people affected, a.k.a. the victims of someone else’s mistake, are given a years subscription to a credit monitoring service. Wow, a whole year. Their data can’t possibly last longer than a year out on the internet can it? The fact is that these people will have to watch their credit for well over a year and will probably have to subscribe to a service for the rest of their lives. We like to think that this information will disappear over time but the fact is things can last forever on the internet.
Someday maybe the punishment for losing other people’s information will be high enough that people will actually protect it and care about it.

posted by holliday at 1:14 pm  

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