Archive | September, 2017
There’s been a lot of interest in placing a security freeze on your credit reports. Consumers are interested because it prevents credit theft. Credit agencies are interested because it breaks their business model. Remember, nothing is free, someone’s getting paid for it somehow, and if you aren’t paying, you’re the product, not the customer.
With the Equifax breach, there’s been a lot of commentary about it’s impact, and much of it has one important fact wrong: SSN was never intended to be a secret.
In honor of the big breach this week, I went through the archives looking for an image of a castle in ruins. Couldn’t have found a more apropos image than this one of Castle Urquhart and Loch Ness. There be monsters here!
I don’t usually do breaking news, but this one could be significant. Equifax, the US credit reporting agency is saying that up to 143 million records could have been disclosed. This happened on July 29th, and was just disclosed today.