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Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Stoner, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. Stoner

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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.
     
  2. Drabdr

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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. ;)
     
  3. 1956brother

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    who would want to wake up in the morning and realize they are you..:D
     
  4. Stoner

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    Hi Dr :D

    Info can be added or deleted....like current address, job status, marital status.

    I don't know because I haven't set up online access.
    I'm hoping to find someone that's gone through the process.


    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 :)
     
  5. Stoner

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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
     
  6. Blackmirror

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    Does this mean you are now ancient Jack :D:D:D:p:p
    teasing you of course
     
  7. Stoner

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    Ancient but still playful :D
     
  8. 1956brother

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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
     
  9. Stoner

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    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
     
  10. Blackmirror

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    Does it still work ? :D:D:D

    sorry my news years resolution kicked in

    speak my mind :)
     
  11. 1956brother

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    jack, you are wasting your time here. go to other part of the site(y)
     
  12. Stoner

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    :eek:......:D

    I'll bet you say that to all the Random members........:p
     
  13. Stoner

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    That's a rather personal question........yes....'it' works just fine after all these years :D
     
  14. pyritechips

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    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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