It's not you, it's me

We really do live in a brave new world. It's amazing how much information is available after a few keystrokes.

I have a stat counter that tells me basically everything about visitors to my site...IP addresses, how long they stayed, which pages they visited, which page they exited with, what they ate for breakfast, etc. It's great information for me, but I'd be a bit remiss if I didn't say it still wasn't a little strange how much information it was.

My friend told me last night that his identity was stolen and used to withdraw hundreds of dollars from his bank account, all in another state, of course. Apparently, one of the hottest selling items on ebay for a little while was a card that would allow you to access anyone's bank account so long as you knew their bank and had their pin. It's not so entirely frightening that the product is out there, what is is the fact that it was selling like hot cakes.

So, word to the wise, be careful when entering pins and passwords. Change them frequently if possible. Fortunately most banks are easy to work with when it comes to identity fraud, but it's no fun replacing all of your cards, filling out paperwork for the investigation and so on and so forth.

Had to have one word on protection for this new year. And there it was.

Posted by Portia at January 16, 2006 09:32 AM | TrackBack

I type with a condom on each finger. I think it helps.

Posted by: Phil at January 26, 2006 05:51 AM