The short answer to this is that yes they are denying it, even though many people commented on the blog and messaged me on Facebook to say they could see photos without needing a password.
I’ve frequently contacted Baby’s Days to ask if they want to comment on any blog posts and they always ignore me. They know how to contact me if they do want to clear up any possible discrepancy I may have posted. Yet they have never contacted me to clarify the content of anything I have posted.
This is because everything posted is 100% accurate.
Some of his supporters believe that I am able to make up “lies” under free speech rights, but free speech doesn’t give you the right to lie. The reason I can continue to post these things that reflect badly on Baby’s Days is because they are all true and I can prove they are.
So as I say, until Wednesday there has been radio silence from Mark Kahl director of Baby’d Days regarding the factual content of this blog. During my recent posts I’ve pointed out that photos could be accessed without a password. Did Mark Kahl contact me to clarify issues on my latest post? No. Did he issue a statement detailing how safe and secure his system is? No.
Instead he chose to post in the Facebook support group essentially calling me a liar. Bear in mind a good portion of his customers have been banned from this group run by Kel Thomas so for their benefit here is what Mark Kahl, director of Sys IQ Ltd had to say about my latest blog post and how he has gone about reassuring you all that your data is “100% secure”.
I’ve edited the post so you can just see the posts made by Mark Kahl, but if you would like to read the entire conversation between group members then click here.
The latest blog post was brought to my attention by a parent via the comments section of this blog, you can see the comment here. After checking with some technical friends, I was informed that other parents could in theory access data in the way described by the parent, if the system was set up in the same way as it was at this nursery. I then asked some blog readers that still use Baby’s Days to send me links to their photos so I could see if I could view them without their passwords. Only after checking this information did I publish what the parent had mentioned.
It is 100% accurate to say that individual photos were able to be viewed without any authentication by the person attempting to view them. Anyone with the right information, and time, could have been able to determine and view anyone’s images on the system without ever needing to log in to babysdays.
How they can publicly deny this happened and call me a liar when everything points to the contrary is beyond me. They are obviously just counting on their customers blind faith and assumptions that this company wouldn’t put their data at risk. Obviously I am seeking legal advice as both Kel Thomas and Mark Kahl are publicly defaming me.
Given that Baby’s Days refused to update my system after advertising monthly updates, then terminated my account with no legal justification and then (maybe? They wont confirm) deleted parts/all of my data illegally and in direct contradiction of the Data Protection Act and the advice of the Information Commissioners Office is surprises me enormously that anyone can believe a word that comes out of Mark Kahl’s keyboard!?
My message is clear. Make sure ALL of your data is backed up, your documents, your notes, you dairies, registers, photos, the lot. Use this company with your eyes wide open or you may find yourself in the same position as me unfortunately.