I am admin for our project. I received a TRAP-NZ-generated email request from a person asking to join our project. It was name we didn’t know, so did a quick Google search to find he had a blog site with what I regard as dubious content. I suspected hacking or address harvesting…, not inclined to grant access.
Now I log on to TRAP.NZ and there is a well written, reasonable request for trapping data for a uni project from this person. Now, the request looks legitimate, & I can grant access on that basis.
But it raises several questions.
- How secure are the names and addresses within TRAP.NZ? I presume, within-project, all members can “see” each other. Can members harvest a list of names and email addresses?
- I recognise that there are different levels of security against hackers, but are these identifiers reasonably well protected from external attempts to access?
- I’ve noticed that I cannot go back and edit my own name. When you’re just new to the site maybe you’ve not aware of how/when the different identifiers are used. It would be good to be able to edit them.