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Old 03-27-19, 10:48 AM
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Login security questions that are way too personal

What the heck is this?

Iím starting to feel like companies are digging for information they can monetize. This was a bank. So they can equate my spending habits with my weight/health and find out if I goof around at work.



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If people honestly answered the one about their biggest regret they could be blackmailed if there was a security breach.
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Q: What is your ideal weight, in your view?
A: Are you saying I'm fat???

They obviously don't want women customers.
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Re: Login security questions that are way too personal

Wait, you guys give REAL answers to those backup questions? You really are suckers, aren't you?

My favorite pet was named 902384dslfkjh&*.
My ideal weight is iowaeuoir9$#
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Re: Login security questions that are way too personal

Answer 2 doesn't have enough dots to spell DVDTALK. But, it does have enough dots to spell OREGON. Hmmm...

Seriously, though. I agree. Those are pretty strange security questions. I would just make up stupid shit.
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Re: Login security questions that are way too personal

Not only are they eerily personal, they also just suck at getting the job done.

The whole idea is that the questions should be easily and consistently remembered. “Dream business” or whatever could change. Two years from now you might not remember.

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Re: Login security questions that are way too personal

Those questions are crazy!

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Wait, you guys give REAL answers to those backup questions? You really are suckers, aren't you?

My favorite pet was named 902384dslfkjh&*.
My ideal weight is iowaeuoir9$#
Dan's biggest regret: eating a bunch of what may or may not have been loquats.
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Not only are they eerily personal, they also just suck at getting the job done.

The whole idea is that the questions should be easily and consistently remembered. ďDream businessĒ or whatever could change. Two years from now you might not remember.
Yes, most of those are changeable, or up to whatever mood youíre in when you answer. Whereas something like the name of your third grade teacher or first pet isnít.

Itís like, fuck, Iím an adult man. I donít have a favorite color.

My dream business and biggest regret can change from day to day.

If they want security questions to be useful, they need to be objective.
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Dan's biggest regret: eating a bunch of what may or may not have been loquats.
Shhhhh. "Loquatzzzz1" is his new password.
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I never answer those with real replies unless it's something I think I would never remember otherwise. I based most answers off Simpson's or Seinfeld references.
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I answer 1 or one to everything. Okay no I don't, but yes those are stupid.
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Q: What name do you give to your genitals?
A: I am Bandoman!
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You don't actually answer security questions honestly, do you? You are supposed to lie and write the lies down in a secret file.
If you give true answers, someone who really knows you could break in. Trust no one.
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That was all the information I needed, thank you!

login: OldDude
password: TinFoilHats69
Old 03-27-19, 03:12 PM
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So many person id questions that come up could be easily figured out by someone that knows you. Mothers maidin name, what street you grew up on, first pets name, etc. These questions above would be much harder figure out by someone that knows you or is close to you.
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Re: Login security questions that are way too personal

I would have thought that's a job application. Never seen security questions like that.
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Re: Login security questions that are way too personal

How are you supposed to remember an answer like that?

On the other side of the spectrum,I saw one security question the other day on a website : "Dream job when you were a child?" If you were trying to hack into someone's account and you threw out guesses of "Astronaut" "Veterinarian" "Doctor" ďBallerinaĒ and "Movie Star" you could probably get into at least of half of all accounts.
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How are you supposed to remember an answer like that?

On the other side of the spectrum,I saw one security question the other day on a website : "Dream job when you were a child?" If you were trying to hack into someone's account and you threw out guesses of "Astronaut" "Veterinarian" "Doctor" “Ballerina” and "Movie Star" you could probably get into at least of half of all accounts.
Spoiler:
Teacher and Writer.
I'm safe!!
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Re: Login security questions that are way too personal

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What the heck is this?

Iím starting to feel like companies are digging for information they can monetize. This was a bank. So they can equate my spending habits with my weight/health and find out if I goof around at work.


Hint: You don't have to give them real answers. Just use the answers like a password and remember it or save it somewhere.
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Just enter "pee in their butt" for each question.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
If people honestly answered the one about their biggest regret they could be blackmailed if there was a security breach.
ThattimeIaccidentlykilledthathookerinasleazymotelinalbuquerquein1986 Seems a bit long to me.
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How are you supposed to remember an answer like that?

On the other side of the spectrum,I saw one security question the other day on a website : "Dream job when you were a child?" If you were trying to hack into someone's account and you threw out guesses of "Astronaut" "Veterinarian" "Doctor" ďBallerinaĒ and "Movie Star" you could probably get into at least of half of all accounts.
I had to change a password for something when someone left my firm ages ago and the only option was answering a security question: favorite book. Um, the bible? Bingo. Why even bother if your "security" answer is the first thing anyone would pick?
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I had to change a password for something when someone left my firm ages ago and the only option was answering a security question: favorite book. Um, the bible? Bingo. Why even bother if your "security" answer is the first thing anyone would pick?
Are you sure that the answer "the bible" would be the first thing that anyone would pick? Because I damn well sure wouldn't.

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Are you sure that the answer "the bible" would be the first thing that anyone would pick? Because I damn well sure wouldn't.
A lot of people do simply because they don't have a "favorite book" to always remember so they choose the one that they'll never forget.
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Are you sure that the answer "the bible" would be the first thing that anyone would pick? Because I damn well sure wouldn't.
I meant the first thing people would pick to guess someone else's security question. Why not start with what's possibly the most popular book? I didn't even know the guy was religious, but it was indeed his favorite book. (Clearly he hadn't read it.)

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