Equifax to offer free lifetime credit locks (WABE 90.1 FM)


Kennesaw State professor describes company's move as 'a Band-Aid'

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 30, 2018) — Starting Wednesday, people will be able to lock and unlock their credit files with Atlanta-based credit agency Equifax for free.

Kennesaw State University information security professor Humayun Zafar called Equifax’s move “a Band-Aid.” He said the company should work with its competitors Experian and TransUnion to come up with a security strategy.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu