Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


Make that 12% of Adults

Rob Lemos convinces me that the better number is “One in 8 (or 9) Americans.” I buy his statement as long as we discuss adults, rather than Americans. Kids are at risk from ID theft, too, even if this incident doesn’t touch them. (Assuming none of the vets has an overlapping SSN, a stolen SSN, or an SSN with digits transposed.)