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  1. Christopher (admin team)
    Christopher (admin team) at |

    I knew passwords were a little insecure, but for day to day use, I assumed they were safe enough. Maybe they can protect your account from your friends getting in, but if someone really means business and wants to get your info, it seems all to easy.

    Thanks for your mothers maiden name Jonny, remind me who you bank with? Only kidding! ;-)

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    1. jonny hankins
      jonny hankins at |

      I may not have been telling the truth though…..

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      1. Christopher (admin team)
        Christopher (admin team) at |

        I was only joking :-) Does anybody actually use that any more anyway?

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        1. jonny hankins
          jonny hankins at |

          they certainly do, ridiculous as that might seem.

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  2. Sean Nicholson
    Sean Nicholson at |

    Great post, Jonny! So many people jump to the conclusion that biometrics like fingerprints or retinal scans are the solution. Only when you explain to them that the cost of having that security hacked is new fingers or eyes do they realize that maybe that isn’t the holy grail of security.

    It’s a complex issue and I’m very, very wary of common security solutions like Facebook login or authenticating via Twitter. It will be interesting to see what solutions are provided in the future.

    Cheers!
    –Sean

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    1. Christopher Roberts
      Christopher Roberts at |

      It does amaze me, how many people don’t even glance over a website/service before they authorise Facebook/Twitter to share their details with it!

      Welcome to Technology Bloggers community Sean, thanks for the comment :-)
      Christopher – Admin Team

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  3. David@Cloud Computing Strategy

    I tend to make different accounts using my email and not just signing in through the one-click Facebook sign-up. I also make it a point to write my own secret question wherever I can.

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    1. jonny hankins
      jonny hankins at |

      It is a good strategy. Keeping an e mail account just for password retreival is also prudent.

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  4. Stephano@ASEA Truffa

    I hadn’t realized that my accounts were that vulnerable. Perhaps a made up nonsense word as the answer to the security question would be the way to go. Something that makes no sense at all, doesn’t connect to anything in real life, and that only would be known by me?

    Now I feel like changing all my passwords!

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    1. Christopher Roberts
      Christopher Roberts at |

      Jonny is very good at raising important issues like this Stephano, I highly recommend you follow his works – he posts weekly :-)

      You maybe don’t need to change all your passwords, but make sure the important ones, ones you would really worry about if something happened to them, are very secure.

      Thanks for the comment Stephano, welcome to our (Technology Bloggers) community!
      Christopher – Admin Team

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      1. Stephano@ASEA Truffa

        I will be following Jonny for sure. Thanks for the welcome!

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