[funsec] University of South Carolina e-Mail Compromises
stylewar at cox.net
Sat Apr 15 00:29:38 CDT 2006
Not true Dude -- you can change your SSN unless:
-You filed for bankruptcy or
-There is no evidence that someone is using your SSN
And by my best guess - it's no more and no less painful than burning your
> -----Original Message-----
> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org
> [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Dude VanWinkle
> Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 12:10 AM
> To: Larry Seltzer
> Cc: funsec at linuxbox.org
> Subject: Re: [funsec] University of South Carolina e-Mail
> Compromises StudentIDs
> On 4/14/06, Larry Seltzer <larry at larryseltzer.com> wrote:
> > >>So far, the school is not aware of any misuse of the information,
> > >>but
> > officials notified students of the lapse Monday and suggested they
> > take precautions against identity theft.
> > What precautions? Like not giving their social security numbers to
> > entities that irresponsibly disseminate it?
> No choice about that. If you dont give away your SSN, you
> cant go to school, you cant have a house, credit card,
> drivers license, or even a job.
> You can change your name, have your face resculpted, burn
> your fingerprints off, all legally, but you cannot change your SSN.
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