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Suspicious thought of the day [Feb. 9th, 2009|06:33 pm]
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All of these "25 random things about me" and "answer these 10 questions" chain quizzes will work very well as data mining when you're trying to figure out the personal Q&A information used in website security systems.

[User Picture]From: bigsciencybrain
2009-02-10 02:40 am (UTC)
That is a very good point...

I always make my security questions obscure quotes from obscure, random movies. Or quote related so you'd really have to be inside my brain to get the reference.

I also lock myself out of things quite frequently because I stare at my security question and think...WTF???

Edited at 2009-02-10 02:40 am (UTC)
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From: dreamyshade
2009-02-10 02:56 am (UTC)
i was just curious where you went to elementary school. and what your first puppy's name was. baby things are cute.
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[User Picture]From: rpkrajewski
2009-02-10 03:43 am (UTC)


My mother's maiden name is… DOH !
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2009-02-10 12:12 pm (UTC)
I remember a myspace bulletin getting passed around that was very "the name of your first pet" "your mother's maiden name" and I just went "huh, wonder who will save all of these and what kind of badness will result."
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[User Picture]From: firepower
2009-02-10 05:16 pm (UTC)
You are so fucking badass lately, substitute.
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[User Picture]From: brianenigma
2009-02-11 01:52 am (UTC)
In Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, the evil, corrupt gub'ment used them to match the online personas of dissidents to real-life people. In fact, I seem to recall them specifically planting certain questions to help better home in on certain key facts.
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