• Social Website 'Blippy' Posts User Credit Cards Online
  • May 3, 2010
  • Law Firm: Gesmer Updegrove LLP - Boston Office
  • The social website Blippy, which allows users to share information about when and where they make purchases is posing a data security risk to users after it was revealed Friday that user credit card numbers are appearing online.

    VentureBeat first noticed the glitch and reported that credit card numbers appeared in some 130 Google search results, Mashable and CNET report. To date Blippy has not responded to inquiries regarding this privacy breach.

    For users of Blippy and other applications that share personal information, clearly there is a risk of someone misusing your credit cards or other personal information that you are publicly providing. So before you share, perhaps you should refrain from providing too much information before that information falls into the wrong hands.