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Passwords & Security Questions
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 12:58 »
Fake answers make online security questions less secure
Emily Chung / CBC News / May 25, 2015 

Did you lie about your father's middle name to make it harder for cybercriminals to get into your email account? Chances are that you actually made your account less secure, a new study suggests.

Google researchers examined how hard it was to guess the answers to "personal knowledge" security questions that are often used to regain access to your email account if you forget your password. What they found was not reassuring.

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