September 18th, 2004, 05:10 PM
Google Search Reveals Credit-Card Numbers
Consumer fear of identity- and credit-card theft over the Internet continues to escalate. Yet analysts and retailers continue to assert that the risk is minimal. The bigger fear, say analysts, should be of an inside job.
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September 18th, 2004, 06:36 PM
This is nothing new, google has been spitting out CC numbers for years...
September 18th, 2004, 06:42 PM
I wonder if I can find my own....
September 18th, 2004, 06:47 PM
This is old hat and there was a lengthy thread on it about 4 months ago,
its still cool and scary at the same time
September 18th, 2004, 07:12 PM
slashdot had a good article on that about a month a go...it even had a sample search of some poor sap's visa card...found on google.
September 18th, 2004, 07:22 PM
Previous Discussion. Curious that it took this long for the mainstream media to pick this up.
September 18th, 2004, 07:40 PM
Does anyone have the slashdot article's URL?
September 18th, 2004, 07:43 PM
Didn't find the original slashdot but seemed to have found the original poster's blog: http://kevinrose.typepad.com/kr/2004..._card_goo.html
September 18th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Yea I remeber When that whole thing happened with the slashdot post and the CC numbers. I got a look at em and there were around 4000 i beleive. This is exactly why I will never use a credit card online.
September 18th, 2004, 09:18 PM
Have banks ever been know to put out made up CC details that are reserved for tracking purposes so that when that number is used it is instantly flagged up as a fraudulant transaction? or would that be some form of entrapment? and how would that idea work across multiple countrys where it might not be classed as "as illegal",