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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:30 pm 
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That about says it. These agencies collect everything, and now we find out they aren't any more secure than anything else. Then Equifax makes you give the last 6 digits of your SSN to see if you were exposed... thus exposing your SSN again right there. (Preambles aren't that hard to reverse engineer.)

I was also reading a business columnist who says their "free identity protection" is a bit of a joke. Better than nothing, but not by much. You have to give your information to yet another database waiting to be hacked.

The company was very slow in revealing what had happened. Some executives had dumped their stock in the interim, suggesting insider trading, though of course the company flaks deny everything.

We might have lost the whole security game right here.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:44 pm 
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My wife thinks the what to do about this is to place a credit freeze at all three of the credit report outfits one of which is Equifax to prevent the information which hackers may have gotten away with from being used to steal our identity and open false accounts which may ... .

Then she told me they charge a small fee to set one of those credit freezes. That kind of frosted me.

Paying the outfit which caused the danger to keep us out of danger a service fee. Not only paying that outfit, but having to pay the other two outfits which compete with them as well.

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I told her it was probably best to do nothing about it now, and to not pay any bills for any accounts which we don't open in the future.


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nothing secure now except for the people whose security comes from our insecurities.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:42 pm 
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The company that rather famously lost the personal finance information of half of America now wants America to sign up for it's identity protection program.

Really?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:06 am 
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The company that rather famously lost the personal finance information of half of America now wants America to sign up for it's identity protection program.

Really?

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credit unions protect you better than 'banks' ever will.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:24 pm 
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lol

That's about it.

Not to mention to giving most of your SSN to see if your SSN was exposed.

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