[funsec] Another example of the evil Internet

Larry Seltzer larry at larryseltzer.com
Tue Apr 1 16:32:55 CDT 2008


The aftermath:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/357260_craigslistcrime02.html?source
=mypi 

Police: Couple covered up theft with Craigslist post
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEDFORD, Ore. -- It wasn't a hoax or revenge that cost a Southern Oregon
man many of his belongings when people responded to a Craigslist posting
and nearly emptied his rural home, officers say: It was a pair of
thieves covering their tracks.

Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
http://security.eweek.com/
http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larry.seltzer at ziffdavisenterprise.com


-----Original Message-----
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org]
On Behalf Of Richard M. Smith
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 8:51 AM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: Re: [funsec] Another example of the evil Internet

>>> How could Craigslist vet this, even if they had humans reading every

>>> post?

Don't know.  Not my problem. ;-)

This "take-all-my-stuff-for-free" crime is actually form of a identity
theft which the Craig's List TOU agreement deals with (See attachment).
So a question for the lawyers is what sort of obligation has Craig's
List created for itself to make reasonable efforts to enforce section 7
of the TOU. 

Richard

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http://www.craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use.html

7. CONDUCT

You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:

g) that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited
to, a craigslist employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents
your affiliation with a person or entity (this provision does not apply
to Content that constitutes lawful non-deceptive parody of public
figures.)

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