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By SecureWorld News Team
Sat | Sep 9, 2017 | 2:13 AM PDT

After all, if it's compromised, you can't change it.

Naked Security explains:

People have been banging the drum for years, but perhaps now the massive Equifax breach will force the issue to the forefront: it’s way, way past time to dump social security numbers (SSNs) as a national ID in the United States, as SSNs are a terrible way to identify or authenticate yourself. Here’s why.

You can’t change them if they are compromised

This tweet by @SarahJamieLewis sums up the issue quite nicely:

Don't forget to change your name, date of birth, home address and social security number regularly.