Many of you know that I am a fanatic about changing passwords and password complexity. I have written time and again about the subject. (See Pass the Word…)
I am also a big hater of what my friend Dana Epp refers to as ‘Security Theatre.’ I have often berated people at Rogers, AT&T, and a plethora of other companies who ask me ‘and for security purposes can you please tell me your date of birth?’ REALLY? IT’S ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE! How about you ask me what colour tie I wore to the last Black Tie event I attended, or what colour was the hockey puck we used when I played ice hockey?
I came across an article written by fellow Microsoft MVP Bill Pytlovany. I have never met Bill but he makes some very good points about answering security questions (my mother’s maiden name is Brown by the way) that people should keep in mind when answering these questions. Bill’s MVP Award is in Consumer Security, and I can see why. Enjoy the article! –MDG