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3 weeks 2 days ago #3647 by cyberfox123

I cant agree more with these http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/cyber-security-needs-nuanced-approach :

"Effective cyber-security policies must also take into account how human behaviour often interacts with policies to dull their effectiveness. Make cyber security too onerous and employees shift confidential work away from workstations.

Make password rules too complicated and the changes too frequent, and employees come up with predictable rules to generate new passwords."

"For Singapore in particular, serious thought needs to be given to whether we are over-reliant on NRIC numbers as a means of identification, along with the casual way in which they are usually handled.

Because the way NRIC numbers are issued makes them permanently tied to individuals, leaks of such numbers make their victims permanently vulnerable to identity theft and other crimes. NRIC numbers should rightly be used as a means of identification only as a last resort, and handled with the utmost care even then."

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3 weeks 1 day ago #3648 by merlionguy

Yes, i also feel similar for this article. Maybe should change NRIC every 10 years hor. otherwise very risky to hold on to same number for entire life, what happened if someone already stolen ur NRIC

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