QotD or Credit Check?

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Everyone loves the QotDs.  It’s like someone out there in Vox-land is interested in knowing every little detail about us: our favourite candy, our middle names, words we’ve made up, our nicknames and where we’ve lived.  It’s so easy to answer and the questions are so innocuous and seductive.

We want to share. We want comments and interaction.  We want attention.  Or at least most of us do.  So we answer.  It’s no big deal telling our readers what our first pet’s name was, is it?  We’re safe here in Vox-land, right?

So what if you can put a Voxer’s answers together and you’d can get their stripper name… oh but… humm… don’t rush me here… but wouldn’t you also get the answers to most secure system’s password clues?

5 thoughts on “QotD or Credit Check?

  • September 11, 2006 at 12:02 am
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    Yeah, but you wouldn’t know which characters are CaPitAliZed! Let that be a lesson to those of you who don’t use numbers and symbols in your passwords.

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  • September 11, 2006 at 9:22 am
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    Good point.  You also shouldn’t be using ANY of those things for your password to start with. 

    But unless your dog’s name is f1dO or R0v3R, another issue arises you forget your password, or someone is pretending to be you.  To reset your password, just answer this QotD, oops, I mean security question: “what is your mother’s maiden name?” or “where were you born?” or “what is your pet’s name?”



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  • September 11, 2006 at 11:39 am
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    Good points.  They ask alot of open ended questions, and people dive into the opportunity to share more than what’s necessary.   Most places, especially financial institutions, also put in extra measures besides the one security question though (like they then email the password to the person who is required to use another password to log into the email to get the new one.. etc).

    But yeah, if vox ever asks ’what’s your mother’s maiden name’, I think it’s a bit out of line.  Especially since with a quick click of the mouse people can view our birthdays and email addresses as well.

    As for the homes question, well, that’s silly for the people who listed all of them isn’t it.  lol  They might as well ask us how many jobs have we worked and see how many people list those off as well.

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  • September 11, 2006 at 12:11 pm
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    The history of my dad’s middle name is that it IS his mother’s maiden name.  Old Scot’s tradition.

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  • September 11, 2006 at 6:34 pm
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    ooo  interesting.  ‘Father’s middle name’ is one of the security questions online with one of the banks I used.  haha

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