Social Security Numbers: A Modest Proposal

Yet again, a business has been cavalier with tens of thousands of people’s personal data . If your W-2 was processed by PayMaxx in the last few years, any number of people might have read it. There could be thousands of identity thefts as a result. Yet it’s not really PayMaxx who will be at fault if identity theft occurs. The real problem is that too many businesses use Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for authentication.