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TalkTalk: Hackers may have nicked personal, banking info on 4 million Brits

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Re: Apathy

Encryption of data only counts if the hacker only has access to the binary data of the databases. If someone is in a live system and can query a database, then depending on the privileges they've managed to get then they own your data.

I'm increasingly wondering why personal data is allowed near the edge of the network anyway. It might be a bit inconvenient for me not to be able to check which bank account number I used but it would be a damn sight safer if that data was push only.

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