Cracking the citizen: a warning from South Korea about National IDs

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    https://thestack.com/security/2015/09/30/latanya-arvette-sweeney-south-korea-rrn-cracked/
     
  2. driekus

    driekus Registered Member

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    I would be shocked if insurance companies and credit reporting agencies werent using this technique. It seems that a small amount of real information about a person (that these companies would obviously have) is enough to denanonymize information.

    We dont know what we are doing when we publish anonymous data. People think I am a crackpot when I say they can take anonymous data and identify a person. I think studies like this prove that I am not so crazy.
     
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