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South Carolina says it didn't encrypt hacked social security numbers because ... http://j.mp/WX2Qpn (Augusta Chronicle) Up to 3.6 million returns from as far back as 1998 might have been compromised by the international hacker, who likely penetrated the Department of Revenue's system a month before the breach was detected by the U.S. Secret Service. "The industry standard is most Social Security numbers are not encrypted. A lot of banks don't encrypt," Haley said. "It's very complicated. It's very cumbersome. There's a lot of numbers involved with it." - - - Love their excuse. "A lot of numbers involved." --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad