Sunday, October 12, 2008

Securing the Family

The latest craze to hit the bumper sticker market seems to be the "I'm going to tell everyone about my family as stick-figure thingies". These things are popping up more and more daily. How can I say this?

Bad Idea.

In the picture below this vehicle has "The ****** Family" name on top of five stick figures. On the bottom of these stick figures are the names of each family member.

The "need to know" principle should be applied here. Only people required to know what I deem personal information in this case "need to know". There is no good reason to ride around with family identification on your car.

If you have friends, family, or co-workers with these stickers on their car, please pull them aside and tell them bad guys use this type of information to hurt innocent people. The same type of information leaks are made at corporate levels.

Johnny Long highlights many of these types of vulnerabilities in his latest book No Tech Hacking.

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