The Practical Guide To Mac Security: Part 5, Security Questions

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Some sites and services still use security questions. If you are forced to provide answers to these, you should never use real answers.

Comments: 9 Responses to “The Practical Guide To Mac Security: Part 5, Security Questions”

    Paul Reynolds
    3 years ago

    Thanks Gary, how about I use the same number combination no matter the question?

    3 years ago

    Paul: Less secure obviously, and you have to look it up anyway, so why not separate ones?

    poppy fogarty
    3 years ago

    Hi Garry
    Re passwords: I already have used passwords related to name, make of car etc.. Can you change these, or will alternative gobbledigook numbers and letters allow me to get into
    a site that requires answers.
    It's all a bit confusing.
    Thanks for your help

    3 years ago

    Poppy: Yes, of course you can change these. And you SHOULD. Just go to whatever site you mean, look for a way to change your answers, and set them up with numbers or something else like I propose in the video.

    3 years ago

    Do you have ay thoughts on the use of a VPN? I'm very new to security of my Mac products. Thank you for your help.

    3 years ago

    Alison: VPN will be addressed later in the course.

    3 years ago

    Hi Gary. What about this for PW security. At each log-in click on ‘forgot password’. The new one to use will be sent automatically to your email address. Probably only practical for websites one only used occasionally?

    3 years ago

    Hubert: Very inconvenient and tine-consuming, yes. Rarely should a site ever send you a new password via email today. More likely they will send you a password reset link. You'd click that link and then have to create a new password.

    3 years ago

    So many discussions on Social Media are phishing attempts. Looking at how often the list of common Security Questions match these discussions is alarming. these threads need to be stopped.

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