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From: Alex Russell (alex_at_netWindows.org)
Date: Thu Aug 22 2002 - 18:00:56 CDT
On Thursday 22 August 2002 16:28, ONEILL David J wrote:
> SSN's should NEVER be considered as a unique identifier. In my experience,
> as a Systems Analyst for the State of Oregon, we often run into a one to
> many relationship between a person and SSN's AND a SSN and more than one
> person. I know, I know, it should NEVER happen - but it does and we have to
> live with it.
I was just using SSN as the kind of key that is convenient yet a complete
nightmare from a security standpoint. The fact that it's not a true unique
key is besides the point. Having SSNs in the DB is likely a poor idea in the
first place, key or not.
-- Alex Russell alexSecurePipe.com alexnetWindows.org