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Friday, June 14, 2024

Social Security Numbers Guessable, Study Finds

Researchers have found that it is possible to guess many -- if not all -- of the nine digits in a person'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.

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Researchers have found that it is possible to guess many — if not all — of the nine digits in a person’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.