Subject: [Amanzi] List security
Date: Sunday November 28th, 2010
We have a similar list to Amanzi for the UK, and recently some emails from the (private) list have appeared on an anti-animal rights website called
I would recommend that if you visit this site, you do it via an anonymous proxy as they will log your IP address.
We're aren't sure for certain yet how the emails were leaked, but it is possible someone's email account has been hacked into, or that an abandoned domain or email
has been taken over by someone else.
It is possible that the source of the leak is also on this list.
I suggest we do some "housekeeping" of this list by getting members to email the
administrator to verify they are still alive and reading the emails, who they are
(or something to identify them if they don't want to give a real name) and from what country, and want to remain on the list. Anyone who hasn't replied within two weeks or so could be suspended from the list until they reply.
That would get rid of any email accounts that are no longer active or being checked regularly.
Then we could double-check that the remaining people are still active and not imposters by checking with people from that country.
Maybe this should be a regular process, say once a year?
Of course it could just be a leak from the police (who we assume can read the list anyway) to the shacwatch website, but at least we cover some possibilities.
Also it might be worth changing your email account passwords in case their accounts have been hacked into somehow? Especially if the passwords are insecure dictionary words. And check things like wireless routers are set up with proper encryption (WPA2).
It does also show the usefulness of using email encryption like PGP for general
What do people think?
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Useless Paul - your 8 vegans are on a list with 22 coppers 67 commercial intel agencies, 9 fantasists and all of the Pharmaceutical companies in the world .Oh and Lynn , natch.