A friend’s Facebook status is the inspiration behind this light-hearted post on this cold Friday morning. I hope you have a mug of hot coffee or cocoa on your table or desk. Good. Let’s go…
When signing up for a web service (or a bank account), often one of the requirements is that you pick a security question which you then provide an answer for. One of such questions is, “What is your mother’s maiden name?” Yes; you remember! Good.
So, have you ever picked that as your security question? If you have, did you use your mother’s real maiden name?
Tip: I recommend that you DO NOT use your mother’s real maiden name. Yes; that makes it even more secure, as I am of the opinion that the real name can be easily uncovered by someone who really wants to hack you. No?
Meanwhile, do please answer the fun question: Did you know your mother’s maiden name before you ever saw that question? Did you? Or did you scramble to find out after you were first presented with that question? LOL.
Just in case your answer is a Yes, be sure your mom doesn’t read Mobility Arena and that you’re posting anonymously. 😉 I can’t shout.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.