MyEquifax.com Bypasses Credit Freeze PIN

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/03/myequifax-com-bypasses-credit-freeze-pin/
     
  2. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    This is some scary stuff. I am one of those that has all my major credit files FROZEN, or so I thought! How insane that I could setup a new account with Equifax and NOT have to supply my PIN at all. There have been a couple instances where I called Equifax and gave my PIN to unlock my file for 24 hours. I felt like that was not too inconvenient at all since the process was totally protecting my credit files. I am not near a machine where I can check this out right now. I wonder if there is a "click" I could make to disable ANY access without knowing that long PIN?
     
  3. Soft Life

    Soft Life Registered Member

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    Equifax is confusing. When the data was breached they said I was one of them. So I joined and they let me unlock and lock my report. Then when the 1 year was up they told me I need to go to Equifax LOCK & ALERT to lock and unlock my file. I did and now I'm using that. i don't recall ever being offered a PIN.

    Experian did give me a code though. Their site seems the most secure out of all of them, the other being TrueIdentity TransUnion.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2019
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