RANT: Identify theft foiled by lying to innocent questions

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

http://www.dumblittleman.com/2014/09/dont-get-identity-stolen-heres.html?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dont-get-identity-stolen-heres

Don’t Get Your Identity Stolen – Here’s How
by Daniel Wesley on September 12, 2014 in How To, Lifehacks

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1. Trolling social media: Social media is a great way to connect with friends and share information about your life, but a talented scammer knows how to sift through your basic information to find answers to security questions for your financial websites.

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I’ve ranted about secondary security questions (i.e., redundant authentication) before:

http://wp.me/pg9z-2Jh

where my favorite book might be “4zm7#ut47″ on one site and “ut47#vj4a” on another.

Same as Mother’s Maiden Name:

http://wp.me/pg9z-2kQ

 “dpdes5 mkkey9″.

So why do people still do it?

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