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I guess millenials have taken over some computer security questions. The choices today were as follows:

1. What was the name of your first stuffed animal?

2. Who was your best friend in fourth grade?

3. what was the name of your high school mascot?

You then provide an answer which is recorded in your account. Some random time when you need desperately to access your account, you must come up with the name of your first stuffed animal.

WTF. Why not two factor authentication with a text code to your cell???
 
Posts: 8655 | Location: Stuck at home | Registered: January 02, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oh,oh, I pick number 3.

We were the North High Redskins. That ought to make em pucker.
 
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Those questions are easy. My answers are:
  1. Fred

  2. Fred

  3. Fred
 
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That does not work for all sites. My choice word used to be GARBAGE. Good thinking though.
 
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This week I was locked out because I was forced to answer questions that were obviously taken from a credit report. I got the date of purchase wrong for a car I bought for my daughter in December of 2005. I thought it was a 2005 model, but alas it was 2006. As a consequence I had to download forms which the company sent five days later and get them signed by a notary. I then get the privilege of filing insurance claims through them, if they clear the notarized forms. As usual, the insurance company gave no one notice. An hour on the phone produced the name of the new company.
 
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I had one:

In what city did you meet your wife?

After multiple trial and error sessions, I determined that while the system would accept the two word city as my answer during the setup, it would never accept it again. I finally dropped the space the last time I set it up and haven't had a problem since.
 
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You can answer the question any way you want. Just think of it as a separate password. Doesn't matter what the question is, you just have to record what the answer is.
 
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I feel ya. Mother's maiden name I can remember. My best friend in first grade? Dude, I had no friends. My first stuffed animal? Whoever made this shit up had a cushy life.
 
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Buccaneers!

I even had a giant metal pirate head in my basement for a bit from a local fish eatery playground. Don’t ask.... Eek



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I've gotten those too. I choose ones that are a little less obscure and that I can remember for certain.
 
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I like our high school mascot, because we were the Spartans. Smile



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  • "Can't remember!"
  • "Can't remember!"
  • "Can't remember!"
  • "Can't remember!"
 
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I had the pleasure of setting up some of those for a system many years ago. One of the questions I put in was.....

“What is your favorite flavor of wood?”

Smile


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Originally posted by bobtheelf:
You can answer the question any way you want. Just think of it as a separate password. Doesn't matter what the question is, you just have to record what the answer is.

Yep.

If you answer 'polkadot' to the question 'what was your first job' for example, or 'retrorocket' for 'what was your maternal grandmother's maiden name', the good news is your security goes up - you don't have to worry about someone google-ing your personal history to find out the actual answers - but the bad news is that if you forget, you're on your own. Helps to keep a separate, secure record if you do things that way.
 
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BB&T asked me for one the other day. It was a previously agreed upon question having to do with the street I grew up on. I answered correctly and accessed the account. The next time I tried to log on, they claimed my password was incorrect. They were now using the street name as my password.
 
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I spent two days trying to get my new iPhone to work with verizon.... whether it was via computer or trying to find an actual real person to talk to... finally got bounced through folks about 3 times and once again... they needed to know my pin number, I did not have a clue... but finally the nice lady said well take a guess and I gave here the last four digits of my SS#... and it worked...
The problem was the guy at Costco where I bought the phone or someone had put in the Sim Card number wrong....one digit off....
 
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My High School mascot would DEFINITELY trigger every snowflake and Leftard on the planet...

Johnny Rebel

No kidding...



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"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
 
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You too?

My Diploma has full color, crossed rebel flags on it.
 
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^ You two go to school in Evadale, TX? Big Grin

I remember their school having the Confederate flag in front of the school, as late as 2004 when I was a senior in HS.




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^ You two go to school in Evadale, TX? Big Grin

I remember their school having the Confederate flag in front of the school, as late as 2004 when I was a senior in HS.
No, North Richland Hills. We had crossed Rebel plags on the white football helmets, a slow,heartfelt rendition of Dixie that used to wet the eyes of a great many girls, and an award winning drill team called the Dixie Belles. They had a cabaret style rendition of Dixie that they exited the field with at every game. Short brim white cowboy hats, short white boots, short blue skirts, white long sleeve shirts with white gloves and a red fronted vest the back of which was wall to wall confederate battle flag. God damn it was beautiful.



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