Researchers predict SSNs, crack algorithm putting identities at risk

In their paper, “Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data,” researchers Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross said they observed a correlation between an individual’s SSN and their birth data. The duo said they gathered the data from profiles on social networking sites, data brokers, voter registration lists, online white pages and the publicly available Social Security Administration’s Death Master File.

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