Are the Days of Social Security Numbers Numbered?

Your social security number is essentially your identity, as it essentially acts as your password for everything from loans to taxes. Having this one number may seem convenient, but if it’s easy for you to use, then it’s easy for fraudsters as well. Social Security numbers were first issued nearly 80 years ago, but at…

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A Brief History of Social Security Numbers

Most people in the U.S. have Social Security numbers. You usually need them if you’re applying for a job, collecting government benefits or applying for a credit card. Your Social Security card is tied to very sensitive, important data about yourself, so it goes without saying that you should be very cautious about giving it…

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Oops, they did it again? Doctor’s Private Information Released, Spawns Debate

Oops, Anthem Blue Cross did it again! The only slight twist in this scenario is instead of Blue Cross accidentally releasing private information about the patients, they released social security numbers and tax ID numbers of staff doctors. For almost 24 hours, almost 24,500 doctors were affected by the mistake, resulting in Anthem honoring free…

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