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Personal Info of 3.5 Million Texans Was Publicly Accessible 146

SpaceGhost writes "The Houston Chronicle reports, 'Personal information of about 3.5 million Texans — including names, mailing addresses and Social Security numbers — was posted on a publicly accessible server at the state comptroller's office, much of it for more than a year.' Many of the records were for retired teachers and the unemployed, and they sometimes included DOB and drivers license numbers."
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Personal Info of 3.5 Million Texans Was Publicly Accessible

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  • Re:So? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by pclminion (145572) on Monday April 11, 2011 @04:47PM (#35786404)

    If you make the collection of social security numbers a felony I guarantee you the banks would stop doing it. To make doubly sure, make it a civil tort so that the individual who was asked for their SSN can sue the bank. Let everyone know they can do this. It would stop instantly.

Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.