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I've just signed up for Social Security and received a notice that I can access my account information online.
Of course, there is a password ( that I get to choose ) involved but it's only a seven digit number.
With identity theft being what it is, this seems rather lax to me.
There are options to not use a password and even block access to the account online or by automated telephone service.

Looking for comments on what the forum thinks of this.

My thoughts are that it's not very secure.
 

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Well... congrats to you for finally reaching that point. (y)

To your point, it would depend on the level of risk. Once logged in, what kind of access would that afford them?

Are there any additional security questions they ask?

Also, in relation to that risk, how often would you need to access that site, and what kind of a pain would it be to not get the access?

Sometimes you can call on the phone in and get someone in a few minutes. Sometimes.... you can forget it. ;)
 

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Well... congrats to you for finally reaching that point. (y)

To your point, it would depend on the level of risk. Once logged in, what kind of access would that afford them?

Are there any additional security questions they ask?

Also, in relation to that risk, how often would you need to access that site, and what kind of a pain would it be to not get the access?

Sometimes you can call on the phone in and get someone in a few minutes. Sometimes.... you can forget it. ;)
Hi Dr :D

Once logged in, what kind of access would that afford them?
Info can be added or deleted....like current address, job status, marital status.

Are there any additional security questions they ask?
I don't know because I haven't set up online access.
I'm hoping to find someone that's gone through the process.


Also, in relation to that risk, how often would you need to access that site, and what kind of a pain would it be to not get the access?
That's a convenience factor. That's not a consideration in my query. It's the security of their online access that I'm interested in :)
 

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who would want to wake up in the morning and realize they are you..:D
Just think...if you live in the US.........your taxes are affording me my retirement pleasures :p......:D
( I can get rid of last year's Vette and put a new red one in my garage :D )

Now you'd probably say you'd like to wake up and be me!!!!......:p___:p___:p________:D
 
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Just think...if you live in the US.........your taxes are affording me my retirement pleasures :p......:D
( I can get rid of last year's Vette and put a new red one in my garage :D )

Now you'd probably say you'd like to wake up and be me!!!!......:p___:p___:p________:D
we do this just for you jack. you sound very unappreciative of our efforts.

if you would have bought the ferrari, it would still have not been delivered so you would not have these problems.

life if is tough..at you age i would think you would realize it:D
 

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we do this just for you jack. you sound very unappreciative of our efforts.

if you would have bought the ferrari, it would still have not been delivered so you would not have these problems.

life if is tough..at you age i would think you would realize it:D

Meh!...it's just another entitlement that you owe me ( :p....:D )

I think I should be given a gas card and free insurance, too. :mad:

I thought about a Ferrari at first....but I support American labor :D_:D
 

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Just think...if you live in the US.........your taxes are affording me my retirement pleasures :p......:D
( I can get rid of last year's Vette and put a new red one in my garage :D )


Now you'd probably say you'd like to wake up and be me!!!!......:p___:p___:p________:D
Damned socialist! :mad:

Congrats, Jack. You had better trade in that 'Vette for a snowmobile in anticipation of Lan's upcoming Ice Age. ;)
 

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I would use the risk vs reward factor to answer the question.

What is to be gained by having online access?

I can not think of anything because I would bet if you missed a check or whatever question you have that you would have to deal with it in person or on the phone anyway.

Even if I am wrong on that I don't see any need to have it online where it could be hacked and I agree that the security seems poor with such a short password given how much damage could be done if somebody got your info.
 
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