Confessions of a hacker

 After the password recovery was reenabled, it took seriously 45 mins on wikipedia and google to find the info, Birthday? 15 seconds on wikipedia, zip code? well she had always been from wasilla, and it only has 2 zip codes (thanks online postal service!)

The second was somewhat harder, the question was “where did you meet your spouse?” did some research, and apparently she had eloped with mister palin after college, if youll look on some of the screen[shots] that I took and other fellow anon have so graciously put on photobucket you will see the google search for “palin eloped” or some such in one of the tabs.

I found out later though more research that they met at high school, so I did variations of that, high, high school, eventually hit on “Wasilla high” I promptly changed the password to popcorn and took a cold shower…”

Interesting isn’t it. It just takes 45 minutes for a person to hack into your account using the security question feature  used by all email service providers.

During signup even if you choose a strong password there comes point where the strength of your password becomes irrelevant i.e security question . Because people know what your mother’s maiden name was, the name of your pet, where you met your spouse , your first car etc. However only google does something different here and provides you with the option of writing your own question.  

It is time these multi billion dollar companies come up with something other than asking users their favorite color during signup.

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