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Today I read on Martin McKay's blog that you should change your default passwords and Adam Shostack has pointed out that colleges should usen't use SSNs to track students.

But apparently, no one told Jackson Community College not to use SSNs as the default password for their students, which has resulted in the potential loss of 8,000 social security numbers. Interestingly enough, they are issuing new passwords today, 5 days after the incident. Seems like if it didn't take all that much work to change them, they might have done it sooner.

Detroit Free Press has the story.
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