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Here comes the new OG
GMAT gearing up for change
GMAT-GRE Comparison Tool: An Update
FT MBA 2009 rankings released
Free “Pre-MBA” Leadership Program at Yale SOM
Economic uncertainty causes a beeline for business schools and the GMAT
Calling for SAT and GMAT for the rest of the world
Writing “Purposefully, powerfully, persuasively”
Odd one out
Combating test-day anxiety
Combating anxiety: the day before the test
EIU ranks business schools
Tips to reduce GMAT anxiety
The most coveted B-schools
You are never too old to take the GMAT
HBS launches a deferred MBA program for college undergraduates
Does the GMAT need to evolve?
B-school admissions websites usability ranked
goofoftheday.com
GMAT vs CAT
Bemused by B-school rankings
New Identity Verification Systems to be Used on the GMAT
Student enroll in online courses to cope with rising gas prices
Offical Guide makes the bestseller list
2007 vs 2006
HBS Exec Ed comes to India
Taking a peek at the future GMAT
MBA Lucre
Yet another cheating scandal
Look before you leap
Tell a friend about this!
 
Look before you leap
2/1/2007


If you allow the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) to report your test scores and demographics to schools, you could be giving them the authorization to share your Social Security Number (SSN) and other sensitive information which can be used in identity theft.

Simon Garfinkel reports in the MIT Technology Review of his tribulations when his SSN was "inadvertently" allowed to leak to the Internet, where it found its way into the Google space through their web crawlers.

He was asked to take "prudent...precautions" that the whole episode did not adversely affect his credit ratings.

Best to avoid such a situation in the first place.
 
 










 
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