I was just thinking about something. Today at work, I was discussing the changeover of the company I work for to a federal job with our local TSA agent. He is pretty kewl. . . but on with the story. He was telling me we would have to re-apply online for the position. You will have to enter your Name, Address, Phone, SS#, etc. . . I got to thinking about all the government servers that have been hacked in the past few months by the Deceptive Duo & others. . . I reallt want to keep my job. . . but dont know if I want my information floating around in some government server for the next hacker to get ahold of. What do you guys think about this?
PS: For those of you who are wondering what the hell im talking about. . . I work for a security company at an airport. . . and have for the past three years while I put myself through college. I graduated and now have a degree as a PC Specialist. . . but I love my job at the airport & dont want to give it up just yet. Especially if I can get a Federal Job. :)
June 29th, 2002, 08:02 PM
Ok. Never mind. Dosn't seem anyone wants to discuss our gov's security.
June 29th, 2002, 08:12 PM
It seems to me that if you really still want the job, you'll go and give them the info.
You could try discussing the security issue if the info's on the company's server, but if it's elsewhere, you'll just have to live with it. Also, there's already probably many places someone could get snippets of info about you if they wanted, so either you can't stop them, or if some random person cracks the server, they won't be more interested in your details compared to everyone else :)
One idea would be to make sure you know how to stop access to your credit card etc asap :)
June 29th, 2002, 08:18 PM
Lol, just write in some fake info, and get fired for it in a year when they figure out it is fake. Nut why don't you just fill it in? Most government servers that are hacked are for something like the NSA. If they can hack, then they can probably just go to amazaon.com and steal some social security numbers. Don't worry about your personal info.
June 29th, 2002, 08:27 PM
Yes. Point well taken. I plan on applying for they job anyways. I was just thinking about their security though. Thanks for posting to this thread.
June 29th, 2002, 08:29 PM
Why not fill it in online
What is the other alternative fill in a paper application and hand it in
and some other person then types it into the very same database and
then throws your paper application in the waste.
There some dumpster diver finds your details;)
Both seem scary if you are paranoid