When you hear about identity theft, you usually think “that happens every day – I’ll just get a new credit card number.” Bruce Schneier has already shed light on that – most stolen identities are never used. That’s good.
But, I’ll bet you never thought of it as “Holy shit! Eighty people are using my social security number.” In fact, I know you haven’t. I wonder what Bruce would have to say there.
Maybe being “on the grid” is not such a bad thing after all.