Would You Trust Your Social Security Number to a Search Engine?
StolenID Search is a new search engine that claims to tell you if your personal information has been stolen or shared on the web. An offering of TrustedID, StolenID Search scours more than 2 million pieces of information, to see if you’ve been compromised.
Here’s the problem I see with the service. Go and check it out for yourself. All you have to do is enter your credit card or social security number and let StolenID Search do the rest.
Are you frickin kidding me?
Do you seriously think I’m going to enter my SSN into a search engine I know nothing about. Even AOL and Google have a hard time keeping personal data safe, yet you expect me to trust you with my data?
Let’s see how long it takes for that precious data to get leaked onto the web, or some hacker realize there’s gold in dem der search results.