You may have already heard about this (I just got around to reading it). It’s about how researchers at Carnegie Mellon have reverse engineered the Social Security Number assignment scheme. With just the birth date and state of birth SSNs can be cracked.
Yet another reason to limit what you put on Facebook and other social sites…and a good reason to freeze your credit.
Perhaps each of us can have a SSN “salt” that truly randomizes things. I suspect that’ll be something in the form of an RFID chip in the side of our necks. Not my idea of a free world.
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