How easy it is to hack you in South Africa

Thor

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This master deeds thing is going to cost this country millions and more.

Why doesn't mybb use its reach to get home affairs to be accountable and singled out.

Why they sell the data.
 

chrisc

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I convinced CellC (store) to do a SIM swap for a friend when he got a phone which uses a nano SIM without all the usual palava, just a false Telkom invoice which I printed myself. All they want are the correct looking documents, they do not check the documents for accuracy or even spelling. The ID photo was so blurred it could have been anybody. So easy

After this episode, I wrote an email to CellC pointing out how easy it to circumvent their supposed safeguards, but never received a reply
 

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This master deeds thing is going to cost this country millions and more.

Why doesn't mybb use its reach to get home affairs to be accountable and singled out.

Why they sell the data.
The only reason it's a big problem is that many people are now aware that it is out there and circulating.

When I worked for a company that sent out those spam SMSes and Emails to get you to sign up for loans etc, over the course of 1 year we were approached at least every other month with people that had full home affairs records and more. We could see in a matter of minutes all cars and houses registered to Julius Malema and all his current loans and that went for most other South Africans. The data is out there and very easily accessible to anyone who wants to pay the right price, and more importantly a lot of it is current.
 

HavocXphere

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Overheard a convo by a ~15 y/o today explaining to his presumably gf that no he "can't just hack TOR".

Brave new world...
 

Arthur

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I'm not sure why people are objecting to the publication of Home Affairs, CIPC and Registrar info like name, ID number, and address, properties and companies owned, etc. This is public information and it should be readily accessible anyway.
 

vic777

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I'm not sure why people are objecting to the publication of Home Affairs info like name, ID number, and address. This is public information and it should be readily accessible anyway.
Makes identity theft easier, because many companies will ask you for your ID number as one of their security questions
 

Arthur

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Makes identity theft easier, because many companies will ask you for your ID number as one of their security questions
Simply having an ID number can't be proof of identity. ID numbers are public info, like first names and surnames.

It's not as if the info is secret or private.
 

vic777

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Simply having an ID number can't be proof of identity. ID numbers are public info, like first names and surnames.

It's not as if the info is secret or private.
I never said it is proof of identity - I said it makes identity theft easier.
 

Thor

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Simply having an ID number can't be proof of identity. ID numbers are public info, like first names and surnames.

It's not as if the info is secret or private.
ID number is enough to cause damage I can take yl over your rcs credit card with just that.
 

Jan

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This master deeds thing is going to cost this country millions and more.

Why doesn't mybb use its reach to get home affairs to be accountable and singled out.

Why they sell the data.
Been trying to. Curiously, DHA does not seem that keen to respond to questions on where Jigsaw got the ID numbers of newborns from.
 

vic777

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So what's the problem? Or do you want to make ID numbers confidential? That's absurd.
The problem is that institutions, like banks, use information, like ID numbers, that is readily available, to try and prove identity. For example, my bank will typically ask me my physical address, ID number, email address, etc. when I call - all information that is easily accessible for fraudsters.
 
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