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Kilroy
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join:2002-11-21
Saint Paul, MN
reply to AVD

Re: What is the risk of this?

said by AVD:

pizza
pizza
pizza
bronx, ny

All fine until you get to the sites that require six characters in your answers and won't allow any two to be the same.

Back to the OP, the security risk is that someone who knows you well may know the answers to your security questions. This is the issue I have with this method of password resets. What is stopping your soon to be ex from hijacking your accounts and making your life a little more miserable? Forget the fact that most of these questions can be answered by using someone's Facebook page.
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AVD
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said by Kilroy:

said by AVD:

pizza
pizza
pizza
bronx, ny

All fine until you get to the sites that require six characters in your answers and won't allow any two to be the same.

Back to the OP, the security risk is that someone who knows you well may know the answers to your security questions. This is the issue I have with this method of password resets. What is stopping your soon to be ex from hijacking your accounts and making your life a little more miserable? Forget the fact that most of these questions can be answered by using someone's Facebook page.

and you miss my point. The trick is to answer those questions in an non obvious way.
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dave
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said by AVD:

and you miss my point. The trick is to answer those questions in an non obvious way.

That's ok if you often use the same unobvious way. But I find if I get too creative, it's harder to remember my lies than it is to remember the actual password, thus rendering it pointless.