In another twist in an already complex and difficult response to a major security breach, Equifax was found to be using a very simple algorithm for assigning PINs to individuals for credit file freezes.  A Smithsonian research scientist stumbled upon this little bit of info while signing up to freeze her credit files.  The 10 digit pin was based simply on the time and date you signed up.

This prompted Equifax to announce, after a flood of customer complaints, they would be changing the PIN generation and reset request process.  This new process should be active as of now.

So continue to be vigilant out there friends.  Because your info is available out there and those that are paid to protect it have made it your problem to monitor now.

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