Sites' Personal Questions May Pose Security Risk
Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:28 PM
Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:12 AM
Instead of providing us with limited number of preset questions, why are these organisations not providing us the ability to define both a question of our own choosing and it's associated answer? Thus I could set up a very personal security question, for example:
What's the surname of the first girl I kissed. Or, who was it at primary school who "didn't even know the meaning of life"?
Is it because it would require double (or more) the storage capacity? But storage is cheap these days, and surely it's worth it for the additional security.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:55 AM
My mother's maiden name, and the name of my first pet, change all the time.
What does irk me is when the answer cannot have numbers in it. It would be much more secure if my mother's maiden name could be 'LEDZEPPEL1N2001' for example.
My city of birth has been 'JUP1TER' in the past too!
Just do not lose the password crib sheet - either keep it on an USB key, (like bostonfm) or a nice secure piece of paper in the back of a book somewhere safe.
A friendly alien...
Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:42 AM