Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Why It’s Easier Today For a Thief to Guess Your Nine Digits (S.S.#)

  • Research shows Social Security Numbers are somewhat predictable. How is that possible?
  • How did this happen?
  • Explain what each set of digits represents.
  • It sounds like this is potentially a big problem in identity theft.
  • Are we getting sloppy with these numbers?
  • Why is it a problem that SSNs are used as passwords?
  • Where do we start to fix it?
  • Anything consumers should do, besides use a paper-shredder?