Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Stupid Things

How in the world can this still happen?

Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a division of WellPoint a medical services company in the US , has begun notifying 75,000 members that a compact disc holding their personal and medical information has been lost, according to published reports.

The personal data was stored on an unencrypted CD

Not one day passes that there isn't another report of ID theft or smething similar, so awareness must surely be there. Low cost encription software is cheap, easy to use and ubiquitous. There are thousans of us out there talking ourselves blue in the face about this stuff.
Johns Hopkins had a similar issue lately, but the data was encripted, so no problem.
How can this still happen?

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