Saturday, July 12, 2008

Speeding In Maryland Could Be Hazardous to Your Identity

If you've ever received a traffic ticket in Maryland, your name, birthday, Social Security number and address may be posted on the Maryland state Web site for anyone to find, Security Fix has learned.

Reader Mark Webster from Annandale, Va., alerted me that the official Maryland court records Web site lists the personal data of countless citizens. The citations listed go back more than 30 years, and include records even for routine traffic stops that were ultimately dismissed.
The records with sensitive data in them appear to be limited to tickets issued to people who currently or at one time lived in a state that previously used the Social Security number as the default driver's license or customer number. [..]

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Brian Krebs on Computer Security. The Washington Post Company.

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