158 posts • joined Tuesday 23rd June 2009 15:17 GMT
Seeing as you asked
"Unless you've been ex-directory for a couple of decades"
"and made your electoral roll data private"
"If you've done any social networking at all and if anybody in your extended family has signed up to one of these dreary genealogy websites then there's even more online."
No on both.
"With your full name and access to Pipl, I could probably have filled in your census form on your behalf then phoned your bank and cancelled your direct debit to the Donkey Rescue Society."
I doubt it. I can't find me on Pipl and I know everything about me, on account of being me.
"If your identity was worth stealing then somebody would already have stolen it. And now that The Bad Guys (allegedly) have access to tens of millions of handy identities in one place, yours is worth even less."
That is not the point. If everyone's info is available, then anyone could pretend to be anyone else or anyone could find enough info to victimise anyone else.
That's a major headache for everyone.
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.
If someone calls you claiming to be from your bank, ask for a reference number and drop the call. Call your bank. Tell them someone rang claiming to be them. If the call was genuine, you'll get through to the right people.
If someone calls you claiming to be from your credit card company, ask for a reference number and drop the call. Call your credit card company. Tell them someone rang claiming to be them. If the call was genuine, you'll get through to the right people.
An hour? From 5:15?
We were seeing that from 7:30 until around 11, despite the servers here checking for updates every 15 minutes.
In Sophos' defence we were aware that it was a false positive and that an auto update would fix it.
I've never gone to bed...
...with an ugly cybercriminal, but by god I've woken up next to a few.
"A useful password mnemonic...
... I was taught is to take a line from a song, then take the first letter from each word or each syllable. Additional characters can be derived from word sounds or appearances. For example: "Is this the way to Amarillo" becomes "Ittw2Am%""
Have you ever worked for me?
Every piece of music in Apple's collection for $24.99? Bargain.
In the words of Bob Mills and Tony Hancock
I didn't come here for a lecture on communism.
Yeah, mac users have been saying that for a while. Your time will come.
Never experienced what?
Prejudice, oppression, intimidation or paedophilia? Three out of four.
Everything Sarah mentioned has been committed by the clergy and that's a fact. The Daily Heil type comment with the "oh, they're all like that, trust none of them" slant was blatantly tongue in cheek.
It obviously offended you, but didn't offend me or others. Different strokes and all that. Still doesn't make either of us the moral arbiter for everyone.
that Sarah wasn't being serious, that you missed the "I'll get my coat" icon and if you want to get offended, there's the thread about the nudist for you.
Not tolerant of Walts. I seem to recall a big Walt outing a few years ago.
NGC - Trillium Cinema?
Confused of .uk.
Save the planet?
I wish people would be more honest about things. This has got sod all to do with saving the planet. It's all about saving the Human Race and "the way things are, with the pretty birdies and the whales and...".
As has been pointed out earlier, the planet's been through more climate change than you can shake a stick at and it's still here.
It's in Bootnotes. No IT angle required.
There's only 3 sorts of music
1) The stuff you like
2) The stuff you don't
3) The stuff you haven't heard yet.
On the back of other's comments, I have decided that this particular track should stay as a 3 for me. I shall desist from clicking on any links, watching TV, listening to the radio, going out...
ELF and Safety...
Say what you like - the bloke puts on a good show.
(Nicked from Mock the Week, IIRC).
+1 for ebay
Three infections to deal with over the weekend.
All from ebay.
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