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Old 09-17-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I wouldn't trust Experian to fix the mess they've made. Here are some better ways to go.

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Old 09-17-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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I wouldn't trust Experian to fix the mess they've made...

What mess does Experian have to fix?

People are apparently confusing Experian with Equifax. Equifax is the company that was hacked/breached. Not Experian.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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This incident has me becoming a little paranoid. Besides putting security freezes on our credit reports, I signed up for 2-step verification with Vanguard. Now every time I want to use the site, I will have to enter a password AND tell them what code they just texted my cell phone. A giant pain, but who knows what the hackers will do with our information (and buyers of that information, of course).

I was annoyed that neither of our banks offers 2-step verification.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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This incident has me becoming a little paranoid. Besides putting security freezes on our credit reports, I signed up for 2-step verification with Vanguard. Now every time I want to use the site, I will have to enter a password AND tell them what code they just texted my cell phone. A giant pain, but who knows what the hackers will do with our information (and buyers of that information, of course).

I was annoyed that neither of our banks offers 2-step verification.
2 factor isn't any more safer as sophisticated hackers can intercept the codes.
The weakest link in that is the phone carrier itself..there's no security there at all.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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It is also recommended that you file next year's tax return as early as possible to head off any fraudulent submissions.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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I don't understand why the government has ignored hacking for so many years. When are they going to mandate SSN not be used by financial institutions to identify people.
Yup and they want to transition all medical records into electronic medical records. Why, so they can be hacked too?
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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What mess does Experian have to fix?

People are apparently confusing Experian with Equifax. Equifax is the company that was hacked/breached. Not Experian.
Sorry, you're right. I knew the correct name but somehow typed in the wrong one. I think everyone got the message though. That's the important thing.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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It is also recommended that you file next year's tax return as early as possible to head off any fraudulent submissions.
I don't have any worries about that. I owe. I always owe.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:10 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Yup and they want to transition all medical records into electronic medical records. Why, so they can be hacked too?
Actually they don't care about that. If they did they wouldn't be so gung ho to do it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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Actually they don't care about that. If they did they wouldn't be so gung ho to do it.
Actually, almost all medical records are electronic now and they have been hacked on a pretty regular basis. The one in 2015 at Anthem was a good example.....

Has health care hacking become an epidemic? | PBS NewsHour
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