Monday, January 29, 2007

NBC reports on a new service to check for the security of your information

NBC4 in Washington DC, on January 29, 2007 discussed a new website that can check whether a social security number of credit card number has been compromised. The link is this. The name of the site is "stolenidsearch." The website has the NBC4 logo on it. The site reportedly looks beyond familiar sources like search engines into arcane resources on the Internet.

The website does urge the visitor to join its monitoring service, although checking a SSN or credit card number is itself free.

Again, I believe that the practice of diligently checking registered preferred addresses (as with NCOA) would do much more to prevent these problems.

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