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Re: OT: Smartcards and Physical Security [Was: Re: Backport of the integer overflow in the brk system call]

On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 05:42:20AM -0800, Tom wrote:
> Let me tell you a story about a job I had one time: I worked for a guy 
> (in his basement -- don't ask) who bought your personal credit card data 
> and other publicly available information.  He would pay about $10,000 or 
> $15,000 for lists of ~100,000-200,000 people's data.  My job was to 
> datamine it under criteria like:  Give me all the people who make 
> between $50,000-$80,000 /yr, own a boat, live within 15 miles of certain 
> area, and used their Visa more than 10 times on the boat within the last 
> 6 months.  We'd rank order the data, apply the filter, and maybe get 
> 10,000 good names, which he would sell for about $140,000 to a home 
> alarm company, who would then call you during dinner. [1]

So you've aided telemarketers and worked for Microsoft? Is your last
name Darkness, middle name Prince of?


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