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Snowy
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join:2003-04-05
Kailua, HI
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·Time Warner Cable
·Clearwire Wireless

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Re: What is the risk of this?

said by anon user :

What is the security risk of that?

On the other side of that...
It adds a layer of authentication, as in a 2 factor challenge if it's in addition to just using a registered email address to send a password token.

Using a hijacked email account to get access to different password protected sites is a daily occurrence.
This policy would eliminate or at least slow down an account hijacking depending on the strength of the security challenge Q & A's.