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God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 01, 2016 08:52PM
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What is the last name of your favorite mentor or teacher?
What was your dream job as a child?
What is the favorite road on which you like to travel?
If you could witness any event (past, present or future), what would it be?
What was your favorite place to visit as a child?
Who was your favorite childhood friend?

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What is your biggest pet peeve?
If you could be a character out of any novel, who would you be?
What was the name of your first pet?
What is the first musical instrument you learned to play?
Who was your least favorite boss?
What is the first name of your favorite relative not in the immediate family?

Question 3click to hide details
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What is the name of your least favorite teacher?
What is the nickname you gave your favorite grandparent?
Where do you want to retire?
What is your dream car?
If you won a million dollars, what is the most extravagant purchase you would make?
What is the name of your most memorable stuffed animal?
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 01, 2016 08:59PM
I think the answer to a lot of them is "None" or "No Answer", but then it will reject that saying that you can't have the same answer to different questions.

The Costco / Citi Visa site annoyed me when it required at least 4 characters for an answer, and some of the questions were asking for a first or middle name, and rejected valid 3 letter names.
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 01, 2016 09:06PM
Biggest pet peeve.

Answer: stupid security questions.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 01, 2016 09:10PM
I hate them, too. Really, really hate them.

Those look extra stupid. The only one I can easily answer is Security Question 2, #1: "What is your biggest pet peeve?" Answer: These censored smiley security questions.

The problem I have with a lot of security questions is they are either too wishy washy ("If you could witness any event" or "If you won a million dollars") and the answer can change between now and next year when you actually have to answer the question, or they involve childhood stuff that I honestly don't remember--or care to.



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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: July 01, 2016 09:13PM
If you could be any type of tree, where would you want to be planted?
What is the nickname the bullies gave you in third grade?
If you could travel in time and space, what villain in history would you eliminate?
What was the first item that you shoplifted?
Who was that lady I saw you with last night?
Where did I put my car keys?
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 01, 2016 09:13PM
Who shot first? grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: Forrest
Date: July 01, 2016 09:35PM
For better security - make sure your answers don't have any relation to the question. Oh, be sure and write your answers down.
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 01, 2016 09:38PM
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Forrest
For better security - make sure your answers don't have any relation to the question. Oh, be sure and write your answers down.

I did. Notes in 1Password.

The funny thing is I found the previous security questions which I set up a year or two ago. I never needed them. But at that time they did have some choices that made sense:

Where did your parents meet?
What was your childhood phone number?
Where were you New Years 2000?

Now these are easy to remember.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2016 09:39PM by space-time.
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: cyclemax
Date: July 01, 2016 09:46PM
My bank generates security questions based on your life history such as; Which of the following streets have you ever lived on? Then you have 5 choices including none of the above. Another asks what type of dwelling is on your address? etc. The only one I had to think hard about was old phone numbers I didn't have very long.
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 01, 2016 09:57PM
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cyclemax
My bank generates security questions based on your life history such as; Which of the following streets have you ever lived on? Then you have 5 choices including none of the above. Another asks what type of dwelling is on your address? etc. The only one I had to think hard about was old phone numbers I didn't have very long.

They get those address type questions by accessing your credit report. Fine if the information in the report is accurate, but not so good when not. As an example, due to misreporting on a Sears card that my ex-wife held during a period while we were separated, one of these questions wanted me to verify on an address that I never lived at. The credit bureau would not remove that address even when I documented that I had never lived at that address.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2016 10:26PM by JoeH.
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: July 01, 2016 10:05PM
My security answers usually look something like this:

5w7OLuykfj

uyjhCXYCHmncbv cBJughf

6myCYndn hjl689, rwihfSH wK%YR

uiTXy,mUNKhdt

pih,dyHNI3j36ulk

juilJDGr75Mjsrn

(Copies saved to encrypted notes for each site.)



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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: July 01, 2016 10:08PM
Do you still beat your wife?



Asheville, NC Area
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: July 01, 2016 10:16PM
Who shot JR?



“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: datbeme
Date: July 01, 2016 10:50PM
HATE these too. Even if I could remember how I answered, I don't like giving out this info. I give nonsense answers and save them in 1Password.

So favorite teacher might be "orange ruffles" and first pet might be "dazed watermelon." If the info stays on the screen after typing it in, I'll just take a screenshot and dump it into 1Password.
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 01, 2016 11:08PM
What is your biggest pet peeve? PEEVE
If you could be a character out of any novel, who would you be? BE
What was the name of your first pet? PET
What is the first musical instrument you learned to play? PLAY
Who was your least favorite boss? BOSS

No reason to freak out about this at all.



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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 01, 2016 11:19PM
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$tevie
What is your biggest pet peeve? PEEVE
If you could be a character out of any novel, who would you be? BE
What was the name of your first pet? PET
What is the first musical instrument you learned to play? PLAY
Who was your least favorite boss? BOSS

No reason to freak out about this at all.

Ah, but you'll get back "sorry, your answers must be 6 characters long and cannot be the same as the question".

I really miss my banks OLD webbsite, where you make up your own security questions. Trust me, no one but me is going to be able to answer "what's the basic brass for .43 Werndl?" Or "what kind of tree was in K.J.'s yard?".

The pre selected questions are universally useless to me...



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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: raz
Date: July 02, 2016 04:43PM
I agree

I try to keep them on the keychain, but they still piss me off



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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: July 02, 2016 05:11PM
United Airlines is on my bad side for many reasons, including new security questions that are multiple choice. So it's one thing to ask me my favorite artist—but quite another to only offer eight possible and equally useless answers to that question.
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 02, 2016 07:08PM
....God.......are you there.......??? It's me......Margaret.......



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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: max
Date: July 03, 2016 02:54PM
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$tevie
What is your biggest pet peeve? PEEVE
If you could be a character out of any novel, who would you be? BE
What was the name of your first pet? PET
What is the first musical instrument you learned to play? PLAY
Who was your least favorite boss? BOSS

No reason to freak out about this at all.

I like it....
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Re: God, I hate these stupid security questions
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 05, 2016 07:31PM
.....God has nothing to do with it.......it's the other one.....



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