A day in the life

Trei, Peter ptrei at rsasecurity.com
Mon Jul 21 07:03:47 PDT 2003

> Bill Stewart[SMTP:bill.stewart at pobox.com] wrote:
> At 03:01 AM 07/21/2003 +0000, Justin wrote:
> >J.A. Terranson (2003-07-20 21:07Z) wrote:
> > > So I have seen two separate businesses today who are just shooting 
> > themselves
> > > in the head over the acquisition of data in the face of obvious
> refusal.
> >....
> >I'm surprised they didn't ask for your SSN ... as an index for the
> database...
> >
> >I've adopted a SSN I use for idiots like that.  I don't know whether
> >it's assigned, but it's in the valid range.  Isn't that just terrible.
> Please don't do that.  You might pick a number belonging to some poor 
> working guy
> and mess up his credit or yours.
> I read on the net that Richard Nixon's SSN is 567-68-0515,
> and then there's that usual 078-thing from fake SSN cards in wallets.
No real SSN starts with the digit 9. Choose a random string, but make
the first digit '9'.


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