[RndTbl] security implications of "what's your rock-star name"-type quizzes

Kat uniquegeek at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 12:44:40 CDT 2015

These have been around for ages in magazines, but there seem to be even
more of them recently on Facebook (sometimes posted from a third-party
site).  Some of the suggestions/questions are harmless, but I've noticed
there are a few floating around like: "for your rock star first name, use
the name of your first pet", or "your mother's maiden name".  As in, on
this public forum under your full name, please post what you use as an
answer for security questions for your bank, email, etc.

Even if the 3rd-party site isn't involved, you can bet someone else is
scraping that data.

I'll be having a word with my family and friends...

Katherine Scrupa
Network Technology CCNA, Hons.
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