Skip to comments.End of the Social Security Number? A White House Official Thinks So
Posted on 10/04/2017 8:08:22 AM PDT by Red Badger
One possibility is using cryptographic keys, or a combination of long random numbers
WASHINGTONThe administration of President Donald Trump is exploring ways to replace the Social Security number with a safer system based on modern technology in the wake of the Equifax Inc. EFX -0.58% hack, the White House cybersecurity czar said Tuesday.
Rob Joyce, the White Houses cybersecurity coordinator, said one possibility is using cryptographic keys, or a combination of long random numbers, to unlock personal data. The merit of such numbers is that they could be revoked once they are found to be compromised, he said.
I feel very strongly that the Social Security number has outlived its usefulness, Mr. Joyce said at a cybersecurity conference hosted by the Washington Post. Its a flawed system. If you think about it, every time we use the Social Security number, we put it at risk. He described the current system as untenable, noting that his own Social Security number has been compromised at least four times.
Weve got a modern digital age. Weve got to find a way to use that modern cryptographic identifier to help us drive down that risk, Mr. Joyce said, adding he has asked various departments and federal agencies to submit ideas. He didnt provide a schedule for further policy steps.
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With the added benefit that it will really SCROOOOOOO illegals who are looking to use someone else’s SSN to secure employment.
So, what will Obama do with his fake SS number?
Woo Hoo! I just got my 2018 Medicare booklet and they’re gonna issue new member ID cards without SS numbers on them. Isn’t that awesome? Now that everybody and their friggin’ brother already have my SS number. Horse, barn door. Just sayin’. Fidiots.
...or an implanted chip.
This’ll work great until the .gov’s private key is compromised.
Then anyone and their DACA mother will be able to generate a valid identifier.
At that point, the solution will be to revoke all the previously issued id’s, and start over, generating new ones using a new private key.
Until that key is also lost...
They can use a mix of letters and numbers with no dashes or spaces and add some digits.
It would be much more secure, but it would require massive re-programming of government and civilian computer databases to install......................
My SS card (typed using a typerwriter) says:
” Not for identification purposes “
Save time and effort...Just put Hispanics,preferably illegals in charge of the program...
Give it to a refugee from Syria................
Computers can automate that to go round the circle at a great RPM....
And it doesn’t identify you!.......................
Making Social Security numbers secure is racist!!!
Blockchain is the future! It is inevitable.
Plus, have that law be strictly enforced and allow for lawsuits by people affected by its use for non-SS purposes.
I believe it already is a law.
It’s just ignored...................
Would think everybody ought to get their own private key, with the government only having public keys. Thus if someone hacked a government server they would just get public keys and not be able to impersonate anyone.
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