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Top 5 worst places for your Social Security number

If you value your identity, here are five entities you'd rather not share your SSN with. And good luck with that.

By January 15, 2011


House proposal would imprison SSN fraudsters

A sweeping new proposal scheduled for a preliminary vote Wednesday contains criminal penalties for unauthorized sales and fraudulent uses of Social Security numbers, but are there too many exceptions?

By July 17, 2007


House committee endorses SSN limits, antispyware effort

Two bills win unanimous approval from a key committee, paving the way for a floor vote, but some outside Congress still have reservations.

By May 10, 2007


Police blotter: Texas student guilty in SSN hack

Former UT computer science student appeals conviction for writing program to guess Social Security numbers.

By February 2, 2007


Congress may slap restrictions on SSN use

Identity fraud concerns spur promises of new laws restricting some commercial uses of Social Security numbers.

By May 11, 2006


Kiss your old SSN goodbye

News.com's Declan McCullagh says legislation on Social Security numbers will likely be enacted this year due to string of security snafus.

By May 16, 2005


Colleges assailed for SSN use

When Valerie Kurkas learned her university email address would contain the last six digits of her Social Security number, she opted for a another account instead.

August 26, 1997