[OT] Service that provides security questions

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Tue Oct 13 17:08:31 UTC 2009

I know that various companies use a pretty crazy security question
system if your forget your account password and you can't use email
to reset it.  It seems to be the same system used by the credit
agencies when you ask for a credit report the first time.

It's the system where they ask you 6 or 7 questions and you have to get
most of them right.  You know, when some of the questions have no answer,
like "What year did you live at 123 Baker St" when you've never lived
there, so you have to select "no matching answer".  Those who have dealt
with one of these systems know what I'm talking about.

I have a hard time believing each of these companies sets up such a
system on their own, and I have a feeling that there's a 3rd party
that compiles the data for them.  Can anyone refer me to such a

Bill Moran

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