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Re: Emailing SSN info
From: "Curt Purdy " <purdy () tecman com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 16:03:57 -0600

Tony Gettig wrote:
Higher management wants to
email a zipped data export (presumbably password protected) to a vendor
that includes the Social Security Number for employees.

Yes, it's a bad idea.  Even if it is password, it can be cracked, just a matter of time.  If managment insists on this 
course, at least encrypt it with PGP or S/MIME.



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Curt Purdy CISSP MCSE+I, CNE, CCDA
Information Security Engineer
DP Solutions

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