Monday, November 2, 2015

Avoid Security Question for Password Resetting

If you are having solid online presence, then you may be familiar that all computer systems are having security question in order to reset your password.

What are the common security questions used by most service providers?

  •  What was your first phone number?
  •  City of birth?
  • Your library card number?
  • What was the name of your first school or teacher?
  •  What is the name of your best friend?
  •  What is your mother's maiden name?
  •  What is your surname?
  •  What is your vehicle registration   number?
  •  What is your pet name?
  •  Who is your favorite author or hero?
  •  Where did you spend your honeymoon?
  •  What was your favorite food?
When you forgot your password, the computer system is going to reset the password by answering the questions set by you.

You may think that security questions are the handy way to recover your password if you forgot it. Not at all. Actually security questions are the only way to get your account hacked by some other person.

Generally people tend to set security question which they can easily remember later. You may think that how can any one else answer my security question at all? And the answer is actually your security question answer is an open secret.

If your security question falls in the list i stated above then any body can search and get information about your online presence by searching your Facebook profile or by following you on twitter or by any other social networking web site. Actually all the answers to the above questions can be easily gathered by your open profile available on the internet.

Hence never use security question option to reset your password. If you still want to use security question then type your own security question that cannot be answered even by looking at your social presence.

"Things you don't know may hurt you" 

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