| ||Ask HN: How bad is it to send Tax ID via plain text email?|
2 points by chill1 on Dec 20, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment |
|I recently received an email from BrainTree Payments to verify my merchant information. They need to get the correct information for tax purposes, I get it.|
I was dismayed to see my Tax ID and Legal Name next to each other in a plain text email.
I am a developer, but I do not have a lot of knowledge in the area of computer networking. So I am not 100% sure of the implications of sending sensitive information via plain text email.
How bad is this?
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