USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream — Krebs on Security

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A free new service from the U.S. Postal Service that provides scanned images of incoming mail before it is slated to arrive at its destination address is raising eyebrows among security experts who worry about the service’s potential for misuse by private investigators, identity thieves, stalkers or abusive ex-partners. The USPS says it hopes to have changes in place by early next year that could help blunt some of those concerns.

Source: USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream — Krebs on Security

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 5th, 2017 at 10:44 am

Posted in USPS

One Response to 'USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream — Krebs on Security'

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  1. Good point about authentication.

    When signing up for a digital mailbox years ago the company mailed me a confirmation code through the mail. I was unable to access any online content until I logged in and entered the code sent to me in a sealed self-mailer.

    The Postal Service could do the same with Informed Delivery.

    Mike Porter

    6 Oct 17 at 10:26 am

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