U.S. Embassy In Bangkok Exposes Names Of Registered Citizens

from the again-and-again dept

Ron Morris writes “The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok sent a security notice to citizens that exposed the full names (first, middle, and last) and email addresses of registered citizens and wardens. Everyone who received the message could see the names of others with the same alphabetical surname.” This is a common idiotic move that many companies have been known to make. What’s more interesting in this case is the Embassy’s response saying they had a “technical problem” that prevented them from bcc’ing the addresses, and the message was too important to solve that glitch. I’m not sure exactly what sort of technical problem you could have with something as simple as bcc. You just stick the email addresses in the spot that says “bcc” instead of “to” or “cc”.

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