Focusing on the wrong problem
Posted Jul 18, 2005 1:18 UTC (Mon) by xoddam
In reply to: Focusing on the wrong problem
Parent article: The Personal Data Privacy and Security Act
> It is simply a bad idea to use an unchangeable secret such as a SS#
> as proof of ID for authentication.
Soooo correct. That this is standard practice in the US beggars belief.
Anywhere else I've been the idea of 'identity theft' is an abstract
curiosity, but Americans are actually afraid of it. Hmmm.
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