Personal information too easy to take
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 07/12/2010 17:34
Credit card details, tax file numbers, personal addresses and legal documents - just some of the information which could easily end up in the hands of identity thieves trawling the net for second hand hard drives.
As part of an ongoing international study, Australian researchers bought about 80 disks on the internet and at computer auctions to find out whether previous owners had erased their data before selling them.
In most cases they hadn't.