Quando criamos uma conta de e-mail ou o acesso a um serviço na Internet, nem sempre temos consciência da facilidade com que essa conta ou esse acesso pode ser utilizado por outros, nomeadamente hackers. O segredo está nas perguntas de confirmação.
Those Crazy Internet Security Questions
By Kate Pickert Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2008
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Think carefully before you answer. The question above is from the password retrieval system for Virgin America's Elevate frequent flyer program, one of several a user may be prompted to answer in order to verify his or her identity. But it's not just Richard Branson's own quirky take on the standard "What's your mother's maiden name?" query, widely used for verification purposes by many banks and e-mail services. These days, security questions are getting more creative because they have to. As we make more and more personal information freely available online via our blogs, Facebook profiles, Flickr photos and Twitter, security questions based on biographical data are becoming less and less secure.
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