Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Student Info Exposed

The personal information of almost 600 Ryerson University students – including their social insurance numbers and addresses – were exposed for more than a month by a glitch in software used by students to register for courses..

I always worry about this kind of problem. Here in the information age, one little error can expose all kinds of info we expect to be kept private. Identity theft is becoming a much more frequent crime. I'll bet just about each of you knows somebody who has had their identity compromised in some way or another. Have any of you had your own identity stolen?

1 comment:

sp said...

It's thankfully not happened to me before. It does seem like it could so easily happen though.