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RE: Why it's easier today for a thief to guess your nine digits
Great article. All news on this subject should really stress to the public that it is wrong for companies to use their SSN as a form of authentication or password. If we could ban those uses of the SSN, then the SSN could be treated as a useful identifier and public information just like name, address, and telephone number. We need a public-friendly, convenient, and secure authentication system for in-person, over-the-phone, and paper/document use. Sounds like a business opportunity.
Posted by nathan.sebok@...
2nd Feb 2010