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Name+DOB+SSN=FAFSA Data Gold Mine

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Nov
2017
Name+DOB+SSN=FAFSA Data Gold Mine

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KrebsOnSecurity has sought to call attention to online services which expose sensitive consumer data if the user knows a handful of static details about a person that are broadly for sale in the cybercrime underground, such as name, date of birth, and Social Security Number.

Perhaps the most eye-opening example of this is on display at fafsa.ed.gov, the Web site set up by the U.S. Department of Education for anyone interested in applying for federal student financial aid.

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