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Social Security Number Vulnerability

Posted by Chris DeMarco on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Two researchers have found that a pair of antifraud methods intended to increase the chances of detecting bogus social security numbers has actually allowed the statistical reconstruction of the number using information that many people place on social networking sites.

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Tagged in:   • exploit • fraud • hacker • social security number • vulnerability

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