A Social Security number may not be secure. But how do we replace it?
They're supposed to be the nine most closely guarded numbers in your life. But with an ever-growing number of companies asking for Social Security numbers -- and then hit by cyber breaches exposing them -- experts say the Social Security number is clearly a flawed way to accurately identify someone. Some argue that the IDs should be all but retired, yet coming up with a good alternative is not an easy task.