Here’s great news for all consumers working hard to protect their PII and Social Security Number (sarcasm). A new study indicates that given the current numbering policies of the Social Security Administration it’s possible for hackers to guess the digists of your SSN. Now, there’s a comforting th0ught (sarcasm)!
Actually, I suppose that if we’re concerned about this… we should really acknowledge that it would really be easier for hackers to simply send your computer a virus or key stroke logger, thus capturing your SSN without having to resort to brute force attacks (no matter how much easier the SSA has made it for them with current numbering schemes).
Pick your poison!