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Monday: June 22, 2009

Turns out Turns out 'secret' questions used for security could leave your account vulnerable.

Acquaintances of 32 webmail users – people with whom they would not normally share their login details – were asked to try and guess the answers users assigned to protect their accounts. The volunteers managed to guess correctly nearly a fifth of the time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:02 PM | Tags (5) | passwords | questions | secret | security | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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