At some point I told a friend that it's dangerous to reveal your birth date (kind of like your social security number or your mother's maiden name), because it's a crucial piece of information for ...
If 453.7 million social security numbers have been issued to date. And there are only 1 billion = 1000 million distinct 9 digit integer pairs. Then that means if I were to make up any 9 digits, that ...
Is BSI’s process good? (Informing email address owners that their address/password (of unknown/different accounts) was stolen)
The German BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) claims to have got a list of 18 million email addresses and passwords – supposed to be the result of identity theft. They allow to check if ...