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Social Security Numbers Can Be Guessed

By Dan Hadaway | Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - Leave a Comment

A story posted by The Washington Post has indicated that Social Security Numbers can be guessed.

Researchers have found that it is possible to guess many — if not all — of the nine digits in an individual’s Social Security number using publicly available information, a finding they say compromises the security of one of the most widely used consumer identifiers in the United States.

For the full story by The Washington Post: Researchers: Social Security Numbers Can Be Guessed


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