Worries over BT Retail Forums Personal Information Leak
Visitors to BT Retails own community forums at www.beta.bt.com will have the forums locked down as a result of concerned over possible leaks of personally identifiable information through various features on the site. A thread detailing peoples worries and the locking down of the forums in response while things are fixed can be found here.
"We've identified a technical issue with the BT.com forum which, under certain specific circumstances, makes usernames visible. In the meantime, we've locked the forums while we fix this issue. No personal information or passwords have been affected."BT Forum Statement
Features such as avatars, RSS feed, tags were switched off on Wednesday in response to people raising their concerns. No timeframe has been given for when the BT forums will be unlocked, of course our own BT Total Broadband section is unaffected.