Don’t forget, I’m paranoid for believing in security

Apparently an agency working for the State of Georgia has lost about 2.9 million people’s information. The information includes at least the people’s names and social security numbers. That is more than enough information to get any decent identity-theft (impersonator) scam going. How much of your information is floating around at your insurance companies’ office? Nervous yet?

Unfortunately, this puts a lot of people at risk for no reason. Simply encrypting this data would have greatly reduced the ability of anyone who found it to make use of the information. They would have to recognize where the information came from, what it was, and then figure out how to decrypt it.

Fortunately, a lot of the people on Medicaid probably don’t have that great of credit to destroy. So that makes it a little easier on my mind.