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Social Security number code cracked, study claims

RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
Published: July 6, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the concern about identity theft, researchers say there’s a surprisingly easy way for the technology-savvy to figure out the precious nine digits of Americans’ Social Security numbers.

“It’s good that we found it before the bad guys,” Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh said of the method for predicting the numbers.

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