August 20th, 2005

Hark, are those black helicopters overhead?

I saw a post on my friends friends list (yes, I was, bad weasel, smacked wrist) suggesting that the random questions meme could be a cunning distributed way of finding out personal info from people for naughty purposes (e.g. ask Alice for their first name, Bob for their middle name, Charlie what town they live in etc. etc.)
I knew my suspicions should have been piqued when I got the questions
1. What are the first two digits of t__m__i's sort code?
2. Where does cloudhigh hide their door key?
3. Which windows on mr_snips's house are the least secure?

It seems a lot of work to me. I shall continue to eschew cybercrime and stick to mugging little old ladies on pension day.