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    Where Do You Store Sensitive Information?

    So my Outlook email was hijacked Monday. What a pain in the ass.

    It was an eye opener for me as my friends replied asking if this was me and they replied yes as if it was me. Anyway, we managed to get hold of Microsoft, changed the password and stopped the bleeding within a couple of hours. We managed to get everything back except my contact list. I used to store all my account numbers, user names and passwords in my contact list because it's convenient but now I'm not so sure. So I'll hide it better from now on. That's the easy part.

    What's more difficult is if someone has access to your email, they can find out a lot more serious information about you such as conversations with lawyers, accountants, tax returns etc. Now I'm a pretty organized guy so it doesn't take much to find these email threads once you're in my email. So how do you protect them?

    I know this is an escort review board so it's kind of funny I'm posting this here. But as I do my research, I know there are some pretty smart cookies in this group so I would like to hear some feedback of what you guys do to protect personal information. I know it's getting harder and harder to prevent hacking but there must be some logical steps I can take to safe guard these thigns.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Where do I store sensitive information? For very sensitive stuff, I keep it on a portable hard drive or a memory stick. At a bank. In a safety deposit box.

    It's a pain, it really is. But even YVR-hacker won't get at it there.

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    I keep all my sensitive information in my head and I'm a busy guy so, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ava Adams View Post
    ... I did not want to post and look like I am paranoid ...
    I kinda don't care whether I look paranoid, stupid, or whatever, on PERB. Of course, in my other life, in which I still need to attract clients, I try to look stable and clever.

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    Everything sensitive in my financial life, and property investments are on paper.....stored in a safe next to all my liquid cash.
    That safe is bolted to the floor......3200 pounds and has a loaded Colt laid on top of the stack, to even the odds under duress.
    Never mind the 3 massive drooling beasts that sleep at my front door you gotta get by....if I'm home or not.
    Then of course if I am home.....you gotta get by the dude that owns the place with 3 years of combat for the military under his belt....weighing in at 6 foot 196 pounds in his sock feet, and hands that can drive a nail without a hammer.

    I never have my sensitive information on any damn computer....I walk into a building and either apply for ,or purchase it myself in person, and put the deed, or license in a safe...if I have to buy it online, I figure I don't need it that bad anyways.

    It might be old school, but it works for this Rancher.

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    iCloud. Even if you're an Android user.

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    my head,

    if its written down or recorded picture etc, you can't deny it.
    and they can't hack it or break in and steal it,

    anything can be hacked or stolen

    also, any one can get you to talk,
    but they have to know your hiding something first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yvr_hacker View Post
    *LOL* the scary part is with the right amount of social engineering and hacking skills one could get into a bank & get the information you have on those drives. But, it would require a great deal of work. I've worked on some cases where the level of skill and investment of time is jaw dropping.
    Hmmm, now I'm thinking "Etch-A-Sketch".

    Fascinating sector you are in, yvr_hacker.

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    Sybian and I think alike only I don't have his military training nor his built.

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    Old School rules... always will.

    I don't do online banking, my phone is used as a phone, if I loose it ...oh well..there is NO valid information on it. Hack my email...there is nothing there...steal my computers..nothing there either.

    Steal my car.... I can't answer here what would happen if I found you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sybian View Post
    Everything sensitive in my financial life, and property investments are on paper...I never have my sensitive information on any damn computer.
    I have a safety deposit box.

    People are too fucking obsessed with putting everything in their phone or emails.
    Write it down and put it under lock and key.

    We had an unfortunate reminder of how fucking stupid people are at work.
    Someone had a picture of their new grandson on their phone. She's showing it around. Sure enough, another lady says omg that is so cute you have to send me a copy.
    The first lady was reluctant. She says she does not want her grandson's picture all over the internet.
    Other lady says don't worry I won't do that.
    Next thing you know, strangers from other sections are coming up congratulating her on her grandson and how cute he is...they got the pictures in their email.
    And then the shitstorm started...
    It was not just stupid it was disrespectful of someone else's privacy. People share stuff without a thought.

    Today people at Superstore were giving all their financial details to some stranger in exchange for a bag of cookies. Are they fucking retarded?
    All that personal data has value to marketers. Superstore can deny all they want, but they are doing something with it.
    Canadian Tire and its subsidiaries Sportchek and Mark's sold customer data in the US.

    Another company nearby just got new desktop computers with NO USB ports and NO DISC DRIVES. People were copying stuff and taking it home supposedly to work on. But you can't do things like that with proprietary and confidential material.
    People...even engineers and accountants...keep on being stupid.

    I can see a day very soon where people will have to surrender their phones at the front security entrance of their workplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwoody View Post

    I can see a day very soon where people will have to surrender their phones at the front security entrance of their workplace.
    In my industry, that has been standard practise when visiting some design centres for about 10 years. The sort of places that require a signed NDA and surrendering your cell phone with the security personnel. No one is permitted including employees to have USB's or any portable memory and especially cell phones. Employees have lockers outside of the secure areas for their personal belongings.

    If the visit requires access to a design lab within the building, security escorts you in and wait for the meeting to close before escorting you out again. These companies guard their IP very closely and any breach of their rules result in never being permitted to visit it again.


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    I was at a place like that a few summers ago in the USA.
    The guards were armed which was kind of disturbing but understandable in the USA.
    First thing they asked was not if I had a phone or camera, but if I had a gun.
    They had "No Concealed Firearms" and "No Firearms of any Kind" signs all over.
    I was kind of worried leaving, wondering if someone in the parking lot might go on a rampage.
    If they have to put up signs all over the parking lot and at the entrance it must be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwoody View Post
    Another company nearby just got new desktop computers with NO USB ports and NO DISC DRIVES. People were copying stuff and taking it home supposedly to work on. But you can't do things like that with proprietary and confidential material.
    People...even engineers and accountants...keep on being stupid.
    I have a family member who works for a financial institution and their computers don't have USB ports either for precisely that reason.
    I'm not a pirate...

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