Tech Today w/ Ken May

Equifax division TALX has a product called The Work Number , where prospective employers can verify job applicants’ work history and previous salaries (it’s also used by mortgage lenders and others): you can create an account on this system in anyone’s name, provided you have their date of birth and Social Security Number. The former is a matter of public record, the latter is often available thanks to the many breaches that have dumped millions of SSNs (the latest being Equifax’s catastrophic breach of 145,000,000 Americans’ data). (more…)

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Equifax will give your salary history to anyone with your SSN and date of birth

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