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John McAfee Accidentally Tweets His Social Security Number

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    John McAfee quickly deleted the initial tweet and blurred the sensitive information, but the Internet never forgets  


John McAfee Accidentally Tweets His Social Security Number
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John McAfee, the godfather of cybersecurity, has just revealed his Social Security Number in a now-deleted tweet that included the photos of his court documents. Shortly after that, posted censured photos with his SSN being hidden.

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Stealing your identity

The US government issues an SSN for all of its citizens that want to apply for a job. Generally speaking, this nine-digit code is the most important piece of identification for the country’s citizens.

Recklessly exposing your SSN can lead to identity theft, which can lead to serious consequences. To put this into perspective, this will be enough to open a bank account and put you in debt.

The best security precaution is to memorize your number and keep and keep it in a safe place that would be inaccessible for anyone else. If that sounds too challenging, there is another recommendation — don’t tweet it to almost one million of your Twitter followers.

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It might be too late

Even after painstakingly trying to hide his SSN with a pen, the digits remained visible. Third time could be the charm, but McAfee didn’t bother to take more pictures (or use any app that would help him blur the sensitive information)

At least, somebody can use McAfee’s SSN and file his tax returns instead of him.

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John McAfee Fails CIA’s Attempts to Collect Him and His Wife, Shotguns Involved

  • Yuri Molchan
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    Crypto freak John McAfee says CIA has made an attempt to collect him in Cuba, posts a photo holding a machine gun


John McAfee Fails CIA’s Attempts to Collect Him and His Wife, Shotguns Involved

In the previous episode of the ‘McAfee runaway saga’ U.Today reported that the crypto baron and one of the current US presidential candidates, John McAfee, send a word that he would be going dark on Twitter and promising to share details later on.

The message was posted on his account by McAfee’s team campaign manager with a long beard and just as long Spanish name Rob Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez (probably, McAfee calls him ‘Don Juan’ for short, in commemoration of the Carlos Castaneda’s mysterious teacher).

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Villains strike, stakes rise

On Friday, July 19, the story had a continuation, since the first tweet made my McAfee himself appeared after the one promising that he would ‘go dark’.

The presidential candidate McAfee has reported that the CIA has attempted to lay their hands on him and his wife and prevented them from relaxed cigar smoking in Cuba.

The photo he posted shows McAfee and his wife Janice holding weapons, which apparently they used to scare the CIA agents off their expensive cognac and Cuban cigars.

The crypto baron then said that he would go dark on Twitter for another few days until the IRS sends US marines to catch him, perhaps.

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