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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 Jul. 17, 2007

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House panel backs SSN limits

By Jul. 28, 2006

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GSA vulnerability highlights dangers of SSNs as IDs

A recently fixed vulnerability at the U.S. General Services Administration highlights the dangers of using your Social Security Number for identification. Federal and state laws restrict use of SSNs by public and private organizations.

By Mar. 23, 2013

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DARPA SpaceView enlists amateur astronomers

The SpaceView program will reach out to amateur astronomers in an effort to protect satellites from space junk orbiting the Earth.

By Nov. 12, 2012

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Millions of SSNs lifted from South Carolina database

Slipshod security at the state Department of Revenue leads to a massive security breach: 3.6 million Social Security numbers are stolen. The state's population is approximately 4.7 million.

By Oct. 26, 2012

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How to respond to a data-breach notification

When a company contacts you about a potential loss of your personal data to hackers, you may be left wondering what information was stolen and the potential consequences.

By Aug. 20, 2013

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House panel slaps limits on sale of Social Security numbers

Panel approves a bill that backers say will help fix the problem of Social Security number misuse and identity theft. But it has a long and uphill battle to go before it becomes law.

By Jul. 18, 2007

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IRS Web site opens door to phishers

A new IRS site that allows taxpayers to check on the status of their refund checks could lead to users being phished.

By May. 8, 2008

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Quicken 2002 reports: stock split glitch; IDs; more

Quicken 2002 reports: stock split glitch; IDs; more

By Oct. 10, 2001

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Why did Google ask for kids' Social Security numbers?

Google asks kids who enter its Doodle-4-Google competition for their birth city, date of birth and last four digits of their Social Security number. The company relents under pressure. But its reasoning is odd.

By Feb. 22, 2011