Outpost User forum require birthdate to register ??!!!

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by JCC1234, Jul 24, 2005.

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  1. JCC1234

    JCC1234 Guest

    After evaluated the Outpost_Pro (2.7.485.412) and the new ZA_security_suite (6.0.631.002), and beginning to think OP is a better product for me, then I was shocked when I tried to register to the Outpost user forum (http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum) that it requires user's birthdate in full !!!!!!! Is this requirement only applicable to user who has not purchased Outpost products? If not, I have second thought about buying the Outpuost_Pro. Its normal to register email address, even mailing address, but Birthdate is something like my social security number that I wont like to disclose. Am I being too paranoid ?
     
  2. dog

    dog Guest

    Just make one up ;)
     
  3. hayc59

    hayc59 Guest

    Wow this is interesting!!
     
  4. dog

    dog Guest

    It's probably just a different way (better perhaps) of asking the "Are you over 13?" standard question.
     
  5. pcalvert

    pcalvert Registered Member

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    Use a fake birth date whenever you're asked for your date of birth and you don't think they have any legitimate reason for asking for it. The vast majority of web sites have no business asking you for it.

    Phil
     
  6. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    Now we know why Dog isn't registered (or should that be licenced?) over at the Outpost forums. :D
     
  7. myluvnttl

    myluvnttl Registered Member

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    Yeah you are truely paranoid. Do you know how many people have the SAME birthday as youo_O It's not like they have the same SN. :rolleyes:

    Just make up a fake date, just don't make it too old. LOL
     
  8. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    Everyone else :rolleyes: and you might want to think twice about using your real name ..........................hope your enjoying this great security site :)
     
  9. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Heh,birth date isn't something that would compromise anything. Forums usually use this just to check whether you are allowed to use it or not (that Are you under or over 13 years? crap...). And in profile when others view it (+you are shown on birthdays list if forums has it,scroll down the Wilders and i think you'll see one).
     
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