Perishabull Posted March 23, 2013 Report Share Posted March 23, 2013 An advance warning to friends of GEI (On Privacy) Many times here, people post that they are purchasing or selling an investment here, a trade there or whatever. But have the consequences really been thought through carefully? Now I'm not talking about the potential merits or lack thereof of engaging in whether a specific investment is wise or not. What I'm questioning is the wisdom of posting too much information on an online forum...., accessible by anyone. There have been many discussions and chatter in the past where people have freely posted information, say for example that they are perhaps someone who has purchased physical bullion, and perhaps they might have also given details of the companies they purchased from, when they purchased, what it was and how much, they might also allude to keeping it at home by saying something like "Physical in your hand is the safest". Hackers are smart people, they have cracked banks, governments and other supposedly high security institutions. Do you not think they would be able to get into the client information servers of those reputable companies you are buying your gold and silver coins from, and obtain details of what you purchased and your address? They might also simply obtain your address by getting hold of your IP address. I can tell you for sure that if Cyprus happens here, and after weeks of things going from bad to worse, if banks close and currency to buy food becomes ever more scarce, and gold and silver become the defacto currency, smart people that formerly hacked into systems to try and obtain credit card numbers will switch their attention to these 'new' forms of money and where they will be able to find this new money. Down the line, this for me seems certain. Food for thought. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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