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Mele20
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join:2001-06-05
Hilo, HI
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reply to Burntone

Re: Secret Security Questions Are a Joke

Why not answer them truthfully? No one would know my mother's maiden name or my father's astrological sun sign, etc. Maybe for you tons of people know your mother's maiden name and your father's astrological sun sign but that doesn't mean this would necessarily be true for other folks. Common sense needs to be applied by each person answering security questions. It is not a blanket deal.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson


dave
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I feel fairly safe since I didn't grow up in this country and am not famous, so the average hacker would have a hard time finding out where I went to 'high school', or even if I ever went to anything called a high school.

The only risk is that the pool of possible questions seems a little small, so the 'high school' question is apt to show up on multiple sites; it's therefore got the same risk factor as username-and-password reuse.