As many of you are no doubt aware, the Fetch Everyone website has recently been hacked into and people have had their email address and date of birth stolen. Amazingly 99% of people on Fetch seem to be very relaxed about this. I'm not!
Can I please urge people to make sure that their date of birth held on here is a false one and also ensure that passwords used on these sorts of sites are not the same as ones used or e.g. online banking.
No doubt some of you will think I'm worrying over nothing, but there's nothing an ID fraudster loves more than a date of birth. Yes, they probably can get this info from elsewhere if they really wanted to.....but why make it easy for them.
As you were,
p.s. I'd also like some assurance from RW Towers that, given their commercial relationship with FE, they are reviewing their digital security to ensure it is adequate.
I'll give you 3 guesses on mine.
Joking apart, I always thought the way they put peoples houses on the map in Fetch was a bit naive.
Anyone hacking into Fetch would be useless. Whats the point of obtaining info ona old peoples club. Edit to add you can change your date of birth, address and name on here.Just change the address from Another Street to A Street. You can put the first three of your postcode rather than the full. Change your name from Total Nutter to T Nuts.At least anyone who gets your info will know you T Nuts from A Street.
I've just popped into my profile page to change stuff and it turns out that I'd already put that I was born in 2005 (lol!) with a fictitious address and postcode, so I guess I'm ahead of the game.
I've always hated that - you want to open an account for a crappy forum or whatever and they ask all sorts of personal questions about your age, occupation etc. None of anyone's business!
Mr Puffy wrote (see)
I have always been 26. And I will be 26 again this year.
It's important to be older than 25 so I can buy booze in Asda!
Only for wine.
Other than that Aldi will do me Wilkie!
And if you believe that, you'll believe I'm 26.
My staff are on strike as usual. Fecking lazy arses want PAYING to serve me!
One question for you guys over here to ponder and then I'll be off
Think back over the years and work out how many places you have entered your correct DOB and email address... and maybe home address... online or on paper
Do you really think that it's going to make an ounce of difference that it's been discovered on Fetch as opposed to the many other places that you have circulated it to?
Wilkie... DOB is useful for WAVA and ranking purposes
and has everyone forgotten about the Child Benefit details being 'lost' a number of years back?
I guess the benefit of having no children is that my details weren't lost!
WAVA and ranking? I couldn't care less about that....I run because I want to and compare times with my previous efforts and not with those of others.
Sorry you have such a problem with me making people aware of what's happened and advising them to make sure their details are safe on this site.
Seems a strange attitude to take
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