There ARE NO LOST WRISTBANDS.Quote:
they can then do something in the computer to disable the lost wristband
It may have fallen off your wrist, but the **ENTIRE SYSTEM** is predicated on them knowing where the damned thing is at all times.
What they need to do is simply send a CM to retrieve it for you.
I found this at wdwmagic.com
1. What does 'MyMagic+' provide?
- 'MyMagic+' comprises of 3 main components: My Disney Experience website and smartphone app, FASTPASS+, and MagicBand RFID bracelet. The MagicBand replaces traditional tickets with a bracelet that is worn on the wrist. MagicBand combines all tickets, allowing room entry, park entry, FASTPASS+ attraction entry, PHOTOPASS, and room charging.
2. When will 'MyMagic+' be available?
- The system is in limited testing now, and Disney has said that it should be available to all Walt Disney World guests later in 2013.
3. How much does 'MyMagic+' cost?
- The system will be available at no additional cost. The basic MagicBand RFID bracelet can be upgraded to a customized band, such as a Princess band, for an additional fee. This is only a cosmetic change however, and does not impact the actual experience.
4. Will you have to use 'MyMagic+'?
- No. The system is opt in, and is not required. However, if you do not use 'MyMagic+' you will not be able to use FASTPASS+.
5. Will Annual Passholders be able to use 'MyMagic+'?
Yes, Disney has said that they will be contacting Annual Passholders to provide them with a MagicBand to take part in the program.
6. Will guests have to use a smartphone to use FASTPASS+?
No. Guests will be able to use kiosks inside the parks to choose FASTPASS+ experiences as well as using smartphones or websites.
7. Is the MagicBand bracelet secure?
Yes, just like a normal park ticket, the bracelet just contains a unique ID code. This code identifies guests in the Disney database. No information is stored on the bracelet.
8. Will MyMagic+ be available to non-Walt Disney World Resort guests?
Yes. Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and Annual Passholders will receive a MagicBand, as well as those guests who purchase a photography package. Guests who stay at non-Disney hotels will receive an RFID enabled ticket with features of touch to enter the park, touch to redeem FastPass+ and touch to pay. These guests can participate in My Disney Experience and purchase a MagicBand if they wish.
Hmmm. if this is no additional cost then everyone will be enticed to "opt" in for this. Not sure if I like the idea of room entry associated with this......supposedly no information is actually stored on the bracelet....
You know, this isn't new tech or anything. Tracking livestock location every second of the day is pretty much off the shelf. You can do it with a satellite, I understand, so sprinkling readers all over the place is trivial.
But hey, for a nominal fee, you can get a princess bracelet!
If I was examining this for vulnerabilities, I would make sure that the encryption on the bracelets is bulletproof, and not just accept a vendor's word for it. Could you imagine someone rigging up a 'smart bracelet' to their phone, which sniffs other peoples' bracelets as they walk around, and when they go buy something, just picks a random account to bill it to?
The possibilities are endless.
1. Data protection? Ummm... Disney's IT department hasn't exactly been known for their solid planning and execution in the past... This whole system just sounds ripe for abuse and getting hacked. After all, how many guests (or banks, for that matter) are going to notice if someone was able to hack the system and stole their credit card information? They've notified their bank, usually, that they are on vacation in a different state/country, so would they or their bank notice if a couple of extra hundred $$$'s were charged somewhere?
2. I've said this other places, but it bears repeating here: FastPass was introduced to get people out of queues and into shops, restaurants, etc. But now Disney is spending hundreds of millions to... keep people in the queue by giving them something to do... to entertain them... while they wait in the queue. Rather than expand capacity, they think the solution to long lines is to keep people in the existing queues longer?
MyMagic+ is optional. Now. I predict that by the end of 2013 you will automatically get one whenever you check into a Disney resort. Disney says, "Available to all guests", but if you believe they won't try to shove this down every guests' throat, you've been inhaling way too much pixie dust. Disney will say, "You can always opt out"... (if you read the fine print and specifically request to not get a MyMagic+ bracelet). Someday, what happens if Disney decides that only MyMagic+ bracelets will be able to get a FastPass and not just FastPass+? What happens then if you refuse to get a bracelet when you buy a Park Hopper or an Annual Pass - no FastPasses at all for you?
This whole project has stunk like a dead fish from the moment it was green-lit.
Let's see if I can respond to this comprehensively without violating any confidentiality responsibilities I retain even after my tenure has ended.
Let me just leave this here: PlayStation Network outage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"At the time of the outage, with a count of 77 million registered PlayStation Network accounts, it was one of the largest data security breaches in history. It surpassed the 2007 TJX hack which affected 45 million customers."