Hidden lessons in 1.4 million record SSN hack

Summary:Just because your Social Security Number might not be one of the 1.4 million SSNs that were put at risk when an unknown intruder slipped through a security hole in a social researcher's unsecured computer at UC Berkeley doesn't mean the break-in is something you shouldn't be paying attention to.

Just because your Social Security Number might not be one of the 1.4 million SSNs that were put at risk when an unknown intruder slipped through a security hole in a social researcher's unsecured computer at UC Berkeley doesn't mean the break-in is something you shouldn't be paying attention to.

Topics: Security

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