Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


1 posted on 09/12/2017 4:47:12 AM PDT by Gennie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: Gennie

The SSN was issued as a retirement account number, and on the card it was clearly marked “not for identification.” (I have my original card.) Today it is the universal identification number and is used for hundreds of purposes other than the original.

It is given to credit bureaus without our consent, where a complete dossier is created, all under the SSN.

The SSN is a number without the slightest control. There is not even a check digit, an elementary protection against the transposition of numbers. Nothing. It has enough digits to theoretically handle 1 billion numbers. (But people die, and new ones are born.)

This is a huge problem, and no doubt the problem will become the justification for new, totalitarian measures that will make us wish they hadn’t “solved” the problem.


2 posted on 09/12/2017 5:07:12 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Freedom of speech: a fond memory of something that went away 30 years ago.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Gennie

What needs to happen next is to make the penalties for hacking severe and to pursue hackers like mad dogs.


11 posted on 09/12/2017 6:14:16 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Gennie

My IT genius son says the blockchain solution is on its way....cannot get here soon enough in my mind.

He says blockchain technology will have a greater impact on our world and lives than the internet did - and he was in on the leading edge of the internet in the early 90’s, and worth $1.3 million when 26.


14 posted on 09/12/2017 6:28:34 AM PDT by Arlis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: All

What’s the over-under on the timing for Equifax to stash all their profits elsewhere, declare BK and then miraculously re-appear as the “new name, next gen, completely safe, etc.” credit-ripoff agency?!


17 posted on 09/12/2017 6:33:58 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Gennie
Equifax Data Breach: A Lesson And What Happens Now

The lesson is: "The companies who insist on obtaining your personal information will not keep it safe or secure".

What happens now is: "There will be a class action lawsuit which will make several lawyers fabulously wealthy, while you will get a voucher for one year of free credit monitoring. Meanwhile, your name, age, address, SSN and credit score will all soon be available to every kid who knows how to find the right IRC channel".
19 posted on 09/12/2017 6:37:21 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Gennie

If you can’t handle the security end of the business you should go do something else.

I am getting disgusted with operations that keep losing data to hackers. How do you opt out of equifax?
L


20 posted on 09/12/2017 7:22:34 AM PDT by buffaloguy (Bond arms Cowbot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson