Friday, January 07, 2011

Who knew?: Social security numbers


From Yahoo News:
Introduced in 1936, Social Security numbers have become increasingly vital. But the nine-digit numbers are surprisingly easy to steal. Now the government is taking steps to change how they're assigned.
Unsettling! Even worse this video gives a basic rundown of how this system was setup. Even worse social security numbers weren't even meant to be an identifier. I just wonder when that happened.

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