Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bell is committed to your privacy, yeah right

Its always funny when calling Bell how they protect your privacy by asking for your home phone and security password when you call in but then you get stories like this:

Man arrested trying to sell Bell phone list

It seems 3.4 Million Names Bell customers are not being protected. It makes you wonder how safe our credit card info, our billing histories, are. Its funny because according to what I heard on the news, no security information was leaked, but if you want to find someone this list would provide their name and addresses and phone numbers. Combined with history of old numbers this could be used by stalkers to find people they lost because they moved and unlisted their numbers.

It would be interesting to hear from bell if any of the 3.4 million people had unlisted numbers in their directory. If so, then there is a security issue.

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