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Tag Archives: Solutions / Workarounds

Equifax: We Corrected Your Info, Here’s Who Submits Your Info

– After some hassle (here, here) and a recommendation, Equifax sent me a letter explaining that they corrected my information and enclosed a list of everyone with whom I have a line of credit. They suggested that I contact them as well. Hopefully, the ordeal is over! …

Again, Security as a Differentiator

– SC Magazine’s January 2008 cover story this month illustrates security as a differentiator. In the past, I moved from a hard line to more neutral territory based on some marketing material from Visa. Here are some memorable quotes from SC Magazine: Businesses can use security to increase…

Protecting PDAs: A Cautionary Dilemma

– Normally, the minimum standard security recommendations for corporate PDAs are: Lock the device with a pin Encrypt the data on device This effectively means that if you loose your PDA it’s now a brick. The other day I found a unlocked PDA (see images). By accessing this individual’s…

The fantasy of being searched by airport security…

– Yes, folks. If things were only like this Maroon 5 video… The search happens 2 minutes into the video, if you don’t like the song. [coolplayer width="468" height="370" autoplay="0" loop="0" charset="GBK" download="1" mediatype=""] Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder [/coolplayer] …

Data Tracing: Proposal for a Privacy and Data Security Law

– My recent Equifax issue (here, here) lead me to wonder about my personal data. Consumers should be able to find out the following: 1. What a given company is doing with one’s personal information (processing / data mining) 2. Which third parties are privy and have access to their information…