Do not flag your gifts

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 7:49 | Posted in Canada | Leave a comment
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The New Brunswick police are warning against flagging expensive Christmas presents. They recommend that packages should be cut shread an hidden:

 “If you put these big boxes that say I just got a 52-inch plasma TV or I just got this big fancy audio system, unfortunately criminals travel and they do profile areas so you’re actually letting them know I have some really nice things in my home,” said Const. Chantal Farrah of the RCMP’s Codiac detachment.

The police also remind that serial numbers of electronics should be written down and kept in a safe place. They point out, however, that storing the numbers in a computer is not a good idea because that, too, could be stolen.

Indeed it could. Which is why I never keep sensitive data in my local drives. Storing it, serial numbers included, in web servers makes sense. Provided, of course that you adequately protect your passwords.

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