Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Schneier on Security: Vote Someone Else's Shares:

Do you own shares of a Janus mutual fund? Can you vote your shares through a website called If so, you can vote the shares of others.

If you have a valid proxy number, you can add 1300 to the number to get another valid proxy number. Once entered, you get another person's name, address, and account number at Janus! You could then vote their shares too.

It's easy.

Probably illegal.

Definitely a great resource for identity thieves.

Certainly pathetic.

(Via Schneier on Security.)

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