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Windows 10 Security Questions Prove Easy for Attackers to Exploit
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CameronRobertson
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CameronRobertson,
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12/22/2018 | 6:42:38 AM
Cost to security balance
I've always thought security questions are a little silly because it's just some random question that comes for a pre-existing drop down list. You only need to do a little bit of digging to find out that kind of information I reckon? Surely with blockchain and all that sort of thing, security issues might be better managed? Otherwise companies are surely able to come up with a better way to protect our personal information somehow as long as it helps them to manage costs! 
jenshadus
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jenshadus,
User Rank: Strategist
12/19/2018 | 6:30:43 AM
Re: Companies improve too
I completely agree with you that it's each company's responsibility to implement end user security. I'm just thinking that the technology that MS and MC are developing may work.  I for example refuse to get a MC.  So then what?
michaelmaloney
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michaelmaloney,
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12/18/2018 | 10:50:41 PM
Companies improve too
Well, users have no control in the security measures being put in place by the various companies. If it is known that security questions serve no purpose in preventing threats from attacking, then it is entirely up to the companies to do their part and improve. This is for their own customers' sake and for their business to continue receiving support without fail.
jenshadus
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jenshadus,
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12/6/2018 | 9:32:39 AM
broken security
There is all this talk about multi factor authentication.  One would think someone (not me, I'm clueless) would figure out how to use MFA to address getting locked out of a system.  I know that MS and Mastercard (MC) are talking about this combination to use as MFA, but still think they need to to bring everyone else on board with this.  So back to the MFA, is it possible?


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