social security

  • Senators push to ditch Social Security numbers in light of Equifax hack

    Senators push to ditch Social Security numbers in light of Equifax hack

    Eyeing more secure alternatives to Social Security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon Chief Privacy Officer Karen Zacharia and both the current and former CEOs of Equifax on how to protect consumers against major data breaches. The consensus? Social Security numbers have to go. Read More

  • WTF
    PSA: no matter what, Equifax may tell you you’ve been impacted by the hack

    PSA: no matter what, Equifax may tell you you’ve been impacted by the hack

    Those hoping to find out if their Social Security number and other identifying info was stolen, along with a potential 143 million other American’s data won’t find answers from Equifax. In what is an unconscionable move by the credit report company, the checker site, hosted by Equifax product TrustID, seems to be telling people at random they may have been affected by the data… Read More

  • Apple Pay Coming To Federal Institutions Starting In September

    Apple Pay Coming To Federal Institutions Starting In September

    Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the White House summit on cybersecurity and personal privacy today, where he announced that Apple Pay will be available starting in September as a payment method for U.S. federal government services. To start, it’ll roll out for things like admission to national parks, with plans to also make it function with services like Social Security and… Read More

  • Let's guess each other's Social Security Numbers, for fun

    True story: I didn’t even know my Social Security Number until my freshman year of college, when it was used as my dorm building’s PIN. Type in the PIN, and the little gate would open. It seemed a little odd at the time, yes, and today’s news that, with a little elbow grease, someone can guess a person’s Social Security Number quite easily, well, that doesn’t… Read More