So They’ve Hacked Equifax…. Is Anyone Safe? And What Should You Do Now?

Me and 143 million of my closest friends may have had our personal information inappropriately accessed through a breach at Equifax–is there no safe haven anywhere?  Deferring that question for another day, here are the instructions from the FTC on how to check if your data is implicated.  The first time I tried, I could not access the site:

I waited an hour and went back to the site.  Interestingly, they requested entry of 6 digits of mySocial Security number — make sure you have a secure connection when you do that — and even then, you have to wait several days to move on to the next step:

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