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Re: Privacy leak in VeriSign's SiteFinder service #2
From: Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij () vanderkooij org>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 21:26:14 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Mark Coleman wrote:

More naughty Verisign deeds...

....

This means that they can easily harvest the SOURCE email address field 
for marketing purposes (no typos there), and would have a strong 
educated guess of the correct domain of the mistyped TARGET.

Unfortunatly I found paper mail getting to me with an address that was 
only used by a Veri$ign company and the address in this format was not 
available through the WHOIS records. They sold my data without my consent.

That was the moment I decided to go to another register with my domain 
info. So I think ill intend is not just suspected but must be considered 
to be a real fact of life with Veri$ign

I for one have removed the Veri$ign root certificates and will inform
sites relying on them about the risk they take with Veri$ign and do advise 
others to take smilar actions so we hurt them through their wallet.

Hugo.

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