Protecting your social security number from hackers

In just nine simple digits, social security numbers hold some of our most private information. The code governs so much of our official lives, but can be vulnerable to non-official hacking if proper precautions aren't taken. Paddy Hirsch, Marketplace's senior producer of personal finance, joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss steps we can take to protect our personal data. 

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Paddy Hirsch is a Senior Editor at Marketplace and the creator and host of the Marketplace Whiteboard. Follow Paddy on Twitter @paddyhirsch and on Facebook at


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