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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 24-Oct-15 11:21:19
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Re: Will people still be banging on about how great TalkTalk


[re: bbvictim] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by bbvictim:
I didn't know until recently that TalkTalk had failed to prevent a couple of "Hacks" already this year for which they are being investigated by the Information Commissioner's Office. The fact that TalkTalk don't even know (if actually true) whether they were encrypting personal data is staggering in terms of incompetence.


and you know this to be true how....

The reality of it is, maybe TalkTalk where a bit relaxed on the Data Protection front or maybe the people responsible for customer data (maybe an external source) are to blame...

There's too many if's and buts but if your taking anything the media are saying as the whole truth then your mistaken to do so...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 24-Oct-15 11:39:44
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Re: Will people still be banging on about how great TalkTalk


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Consider this encryption is only worthwhile if the decryption key is secret. Even then some encryption and hashing algorithms can be broken easily enough

So even if every details was encrypted in database stolen data can still be useful in some cases

The safest presumption is all data was compromised

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 24-Oct-15 11:47:05
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Re: Will people still be banging on about how great TalkTalk


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My thoughts exactly!


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Standard User bbvictim
(newbie) Mon 16-Nov-15 23:55:42
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Re: Will people still be banging on about how great TalkTalk


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My thoughts exactly!
But possibly not those of the Information Commissioner? wink
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