Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Might your true home address show up on the Internet?
This just in from a law enforcement officer in Birmingham:
“I'm glad more than ever for How To Be Invisible and the advice you gave in it. Recently, Jefferson County and Baldwin County had their personnel databases hacked and someone got names and home addresses of all county sheriff deputies. (I'm with Birmingham city, not the county.) I'm okay because of the fake info I put into the Birmingham database.”
He adds, “NOW the guys are getting spooked. They should've prepared beforehand!”
So-called private information constantly shows up on the Internet. If you order a prescription and the information accidentally goes on the Net, will it show your home address? What about your driver’s license? Dental records? Place of employment? Or the address you use for your credit cards?
A variation of Murphy’s law is that any information about that can show up on the Internet will show up on the Internet.
Notify one and all that you’ve moved. Give them your new [ghost] address.