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Marriott Sheds New Light on Massive Breach
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John Lenn
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John Lenn,
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1/9/2019 | 5:42:17 AM
5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers

Marriott also believes that about 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were included in those records. Approximately 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers were also compromised.

Additionally, approximately 8.6 million encrypted payment cards were involved in the breach, but there is no evidence that the hackers have the mechanism to decrypt those numbers. This was the news that has been disclosed by marriot on november

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1/7/2019 | 1:26:17 PM
Re: Even Dentists?
There is no REQUIREMENT for your number according to Clark Howard in Georgia.  People just assume so and put the numbers in. 
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1/7/2019 | 1:16:29 PM
Required Data
Only harbor data required to perform the business function. As the article denotes there is really no reason for a hotel to keep passport information. If you can minimize the amount of sensitve data stored at the company you won't have to rely on encryption as heavily to be your saving grace.
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1/7/2019 | 9:52:50 AM
Re: Even Dentists?
Your medical insurance company will need your SSN and for those covered by your policy for compliance with current law, but medical and/or dental practices should NOT require it from you.  Just politely say No.
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REISEN1955,
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1/7/2019 | 8:34:12 AM
SSN for medical use
There is a specific purpose involved, not good, and it is for potential malpractice suits. 
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1/6/2019 | 8:36:49 PM
Even Dentists?
I can remember dental offices and such were using a "standardized" form for new patients, which asked for SSN.  I just ignored it.  But SSN for a dental office?  Sheesh.


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