Monday, 3 August 2009

In whom we trust?

Overtis Systems, the data safety specialists report that the ContactPoint database is riddled with security failings so serious that “even a child” could steal sensitive information from it, see here.

The size of the database makes it difficult to monitor suspicious activity and it remains so easy to copy the data that a child would be capable of doing it.

Ongoing faults mean the system is vulnerable to viruses and spyware, and users could have their sessions “hijacked” while away from their computers.

However, a government spokesman says: “ContactPoint has numerous security controls in place which include procedural user controls and the effective management of those controls".

Now, whom do you believe?

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