That just makes sense.
But telling the difference between a legitimate call and a scam call has gotten harder.
You can create a my Social Security account if you’re age 18 or older, have a Social Security number, a valid email, a U.S. mailing address, and a cell phone that can receive text messages. You’ll need to provide some personal information to confirm your identity; you’ll be asked to choose a username and password; and then provide your cell phone number. You’ll then receive a security code via text that you will be required to enter when you first create an account. We’ll send your cell phone a new security code each time you log in with your username and password. The security code is part of our enhanced security feature to protect your personal information. Keep in mind that your cell phone provider's text message and data rates may apply.Now SSA has increased their security by offering two-factor authentication (2FA) on their site. We've written about 2FA a number of times in the past. SSA had said this was coming and now it's available.
Even in today’s world, the general IT worker tends to view security as a barrier and a pain. It is implemented by someone else, and it makes their job harder to perform.This is one of the key problems caused by many security programs. The information security industry often causes problems for itself by being difficult and inflexible. Security is often viewed as a barrier. Security is the group that adds extra requirements, delays projects and increases costs. And with all of that, Security can't guarantee prevention, nor even provide a reliable probability of, an incident or breach.