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Windows 7: Google-Cached Blippy Pages Exposed Credit Card Numbers.


26 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

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Google-Cached Blippy Pages Exposed Credit Card Numbers.

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Around 200 transactions shared by users on new social networking service Blippy exposed sensitive data such as credit card numbers. The information had been accessible for months via a simple Google search query, until the start-up had it removed from the search engine's cache yesterday.

Blippy is a new social networking start-up, which allows people to share news of their latest purchases with the world or their friends. The service works by analyzing credit card statements provided by the users and should theoretically clean up the information to produce messages of the form: "[user] spent $[amount] at business.
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Google-Cached Blippy Pages Exposed Credit Card Numbers - Hidden relics from the beta testing days - Softpedia


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28 Apr 2010   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
"Analysing Credit Card statements" ... this should be enough to keep anybody 100,000 KM away from that site.

Well if people sometimes lack a little bit of "the upstairs" dept then I suppose they deserve to learn the hard way.

At least I found when I was in the U.S that whenever I was asked to fill in a form there was a note on it saying WHO needed the information, WHAT they needed it for and THE LEGAL AUTHORITY for collecting (or asking) for it.

I'm not a great fan of Social Networking sites in the conventional sense -- I like Forums etc which are different - but once we get into skimming Credit Card details then I'm sure some users will regret ever using that site.

There's enough postings even on THIS Forum to show that NOTHING is ever 100% secure -- and if anybody wants to use money from my credit card it had better be ME.

I can't believe people were posting Credit Card statements over a public web site.

Well it takes all sorts I suppose.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I would actually be more interested in finding out what stores transfer my entire CC number in plain text. Usually on a receipt it blanks the first numbers except the last 4. If it is sending the whole number unencrypted across the net, I don't want to ever buy anything at that store...
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28 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
"Analysing Credit Card statements" ... this should be enough to keep anybody 100,000 KM away from that site.

Well if people sometimes lack a little bit of "the upstairs" dept then I suppose they deserve to learn the hard way.

At least I found when I was in the U.S that whenever I was asked to fill in a form there was a note on it saying WHO needed the information, WHAT they needed it for and THE LEGAL AUTHORITY for collecting (or asking) for it.

I'm not a great fan of Social Networking sites in the conventional sense -- I like Forums etc which are different - but once we get into skimming Credit Card details then I'm sure some users will regret ever using that site.

There's enough postings even on THIS Forum to show that NOTHING is ever 100% secure -- and if anybody wants to use money from my credit card it had better be ME.

I can't believe people were posting Credit Card statements over a public web site.

Well it takes all sorts I suppose.

Cheers
jimbo
Well said.
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