Security's Everyman

Security's Everyman

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Trusted ID update

I received a reply to my "Did they really think this through?" post from the CEO of TrustedID. He posted a link to their blog where they answer many of the questions that have been raised by myself and others. You may want to check it out. Their answers make me feel a little better, but I'm still not sure that I like it. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.


LonerVamp said...

I really don't know if I see a benefit to this service. And I really dislike how we browbeat our users to not submit personal information anywhere...and then an unproven company comes along that says, "put in your SSN please."

Also, for an unproven company, I can't really believe claims of anonymity and not keeping search data. People expect that of AOL and/or Google, but that certainly does not hold up. Besides, why would I want anonymity when I'm putting in very particular bits of information?

And I really hate seeing someone claim they are built using the best security on the Internet...but can't talk about it.

Of course, I thought the No Call List was a lame idea as well, but it seems to have made people feel happier. (Of course, I don't get any telemarketers calling anyway since I only have cell service...)

Jason said...

I agree, there is no full proof security available so why put your social security number out there where it could possibly be compromised. Trusted Id is not an unproven company though, in fact, they are a very well respected identity protection company. They have a lot of great services I just don't think this is one people should use. Better to be safe than sorry.
Identity Theft Labs has reviews and comparisons of the leading identity protection companies and is a good resource for general information.

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