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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Everyone knows my birthday and mothers maiden name you idiots!

As Sony owns up to a major hack join the long list of major corporations to announce security breeches, isn't it about time web sites decided to stop using easy to acquire credentials like mothers maiden name and birthday as challenges / password reminders? With so many recent hacks, few people can be sure their private data is not in the public domain. As a customer, I am sure my data is no longer private. Whilst devices like Barclays PINSenty are frustrating to use, they are far more secure than using easily hacked strings, memorable places and dates.

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