Time for Life Lock?

According to Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs, the data wasn’t exposed by a hacker or a group of vigilante scriptkiddies—it ended up on a state-controlled public server after having been passed around between various state agencies. The data came from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Employees Retirement System of Texas, all of whom transferred the unencrypted data (against state policy) between January and May of 2010. The information was only discovered on the public server on March 31, 2011, meaning it has been available for almost a year.

Really? A YEAR?

*Whew*

That was close. Glad they jumped right on it.

I thought the gubment storing all that personal data was supposed to be a good thing. I guess if your a malcontent and you know where to look, it is.

Stay secretive, my friends.

Comments
  • Teresa April 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Gee… the government is so on top of things. NOT! Privacy is of supreme importance, Robot.

    • robot April 27, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Absolutely, Teresa. Have a secluded day. :)

  • The Conservative Lady April 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. Our personal data is out there for anyone to see. There is no such thing a real privacy anymore. :(

    • robot April 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      I hope we weren’t in that data set TCL. I feel sorry for whoever is, if it was downloaded.

  • Angel April 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Stay secretive, my friends…tryin my friend!! :)

    • robot April 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      It’s a tad difficult these days, eh?

  • Supi April 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    So much for privacy.

    • robot April 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Someone should be axed for that, Supi. I mean really. 3 different agencies? Makes you wonder what they don’t tell us.

  • Matt April 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Just imagine how COMPLETELY safe and secure our medical records will be!!

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