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 ...
Or: "Do I need to be concerned about emailing people scans of my passport if they want to verify my identity?" Is there anything anyone can do with the information on the main page of the passport ...