“Security Through Obscurity”

(via TechDirt, via The Raw Feed)
A John Hopkins University student conducted a Google ego search recently and discovered that information she provided for the campus’s “J-CARD” student debit card system was posted online — along with data from 4,000 other students.

Amazingly, an official with the school told a reporter from a campus newsletter that the file containing the private data was “in a very obscure place” and that in order to discover it “you would have had to gone looking for them.”

Or, Google could look for them for you…

NYU had similar problems with students’ Social Security Numbers being posted online, which prompted the school to no longer use the SSN as our school identification number.

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