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What are Biographical Identifiers?

There are three basic ways to confirm identity, with biographical identifiers including things that your receive over a persons life. These types of identifiers can be used to commit identity theft, as many places, including government offices, rely upon these tokens of identity.

The Birth Certificate

The birth certificate is a common type of attributed identity, which is used most countries to help establish identity. Since it is often very easy to obtain a copy of someone else's birth certificate, it is surprising that banks and other businesses put so much weight on these certificates.

The Social Security Number

There are many types of attributed identifiers, but two of the most common are the Social Security Number, in the United States, and the United Kingdom's National Insurance Number (NIN.)

Both of these numbers are used frequently in both countries, which makes them ripe for abuse. However, the social security number is much more widely relied upon as an attributed identifier.

What is Attributed Identity?

There are three basic types of identity. One of the most commonly abused is attributed identity, which are identifiers that begin at birth.

What is an Identity?

Our identity has changed a great deal over the past few centuries, as has the metrics we use to identify ourselves.

Where once we relied upon facial recognition, we now must use physical tokens to identify ourselves. There are three basic types of token identifiers; Biographical Identification, Attributed Identification, an Biometric Identification.

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