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medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5913
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Synopsis

A cleartext Social Security Number was detected by PVS.

Description

The remote host was observed sending a request that appears to contain a Social Security Number (SSN).

Solution

Ensure that confidential data is encrypted while in transit.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5913

Family: Data Leakage

Published: 3/29/2011

Updated: 1/19/2016