I found this comic somewhere on Yahoo's Finance page. Hey, if you wanna pay my bills please send me an email and I'll set up.
What's scary is the breach over at LexisNexis. Everyone's personal information in the world (ok, maybe not everyone, but let's assume) is on a computer somewhere open on the internet. Sure it's under lock and key, but didn't these people that swiped 300,000 people's info from LexisNexis simply pose as a business that claimed to have a justification to snoop around in our personal records? So our info is open to anyone at a bank, lender, or any business in the finance world that has access to these databases.
Now what really scares me is what will happen if EVERYONE'S identity got stolen? Is it too far fetched to think that someone with the right access could hack say every united states citizen's info?
Imagine that. EVERYONE'S info. Then nobody would have an identity. Umm, how would I buy gas? Umm, and how would I keep the fridge full? Just use cash, right? Okay, I have a buck in my pocket and maybe Five in change at home. I don't carry cash, why when McDonald's takes credit.
And what would the banks do? Unless your teller knows you personally do you think they'll let any money out of that bank?
It's all too creepy for me to think about. There is no such thing as security on the web. Security is just a belief anyway, it's not concrete because you're only secure until it's too late.
What a dooms-day post right? Well, okay, maybe. If you need me I'll be filling my mattress up with greenbacks and stocking up on food and ammo :)
Look! Time Warner is missing employee info on some 600k past and current employees. An external storage company lost the tape backups that contained the data. The Secret Service is now investigating.