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    I understand the need for the added security of the question and response that you have added but I suggest allowing the client to make their own question and answer. I normally do not use sites that have a static set of security questions since, in doing so, you are giving away information that you might not want to give the site as that now is private information the site has that can be used to gain access to their lives elsewhere (at other sites that also have similiar static security questions). This is a general security problem. I am not suggesting that I don't trust vbulletin but I should not be put into that situation where I must decide to open myself up to any site with my personal information that can be used against me. With the ability to choose the question I now am able to choose what personal information I give away.

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    Are you talking about the Member's Area? This isn't new and has been in place for over a decade now. You're not required to give out any information. All you're required to do is remember the answer you provided. You can do something like "What is your favorite Book?" Answer: ;laoweuiwl;rfjzsf;lsdk

    As long as you remember the answer, you're good to go.
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    Wayne Luke
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
      Are you talking about the Member's Area? This isn't new and has been in place for over a decade now. You're not required to give out any information. All you're required to do is remember the answer you provided. You can do something like "What is your favorite Book?" Answer: ;laoweuiwl;rfjzsf;lsdk

      As long as you remember the answer, you're good to go.

      I am referring to these forums. I have logged in before ( much sooner than a decade ago ) and was not presented with it. This time the forums would not let me continue without creating a response to one of the static questions. Yes, I understand the logic and how to proceed. My post was to recommend rethinking the way it's done. I am finding a lot of social sites are using this method and I simply don't bother logging into them if I don't have to as I don't trust everyone on the net enough to give them that sort of personal information. Information that can be used else ware as a useful tool for identity theft or gain access to sensitive places that also use static questions.

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      • #4
        If you're that concerned about dissemination of personal information you should log off the internet permanently. Nothing is 100% secure. I do, however, find it amusing that while I've been using vBulletin for almost sixteen years and have never been hacked I did receive a security flag contact from American Express last month about someone using my card to purchase an $18,000.00 Rolex in Taiwan. That card has a chip and 256 bit encryption. The point is, you can rethink it all you want but there is nothing a determined hacker can't eventually break.

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        • Replicant
          Replicant commented
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          Can I borrow your card too? I'd like to buy a new Rolex, you know, just because.

      • #5
        Ummm ... on the forum ?

        What question is this, where ?
        Baby, I was born this way

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        • #6
          Originally posted by ProSportsForums View Post
          If you're that concerned about dissemination of personal information you should log off the internet permanently. Nothing is 100% secure. I do, however, find it amusing that while I've been using vBulletin for almost sixteen years and have never been hacked I did receive a security flag contact from American Express last month about someone using my card to purchase an $18,000.00 Rolex in Taiwan. That card has a chip and 256 bit encryption. The point is, you can rethink it all you want but there is nothing a determined hacker can't eventually break.

          While what you have conveyed may be true, nothing you have responded with came close to my point I am not worried at all about being hacked. I, however, am not about to help myself get hacked either through faults of my own. Besides, my statement was floating around my head and since there was a spot for it here I thought I would pass it on. At the end of the day I still choose if I utilize the forums and all that goes with it.

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          • In Omnibus
            In Omnibus commented
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            At the beginning of the day it doesn't matter what your security question is if someone knows the answer or hacks your account. Are you trying to convince us you would have a unique security question and answer for every site you've ever visited on the internet and somehow store all of that information in a secure location other than your head? Virtually no one's memory is that good.

          • drmweaver
            drmweaver commented
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            If the site is important enough to log in to it is important enough to retain the information I give to it, I don't, however, retain this information in my head normally. I use Keepass. It is one of the most brilliant utilities on the Net IMHO. I use to use PasswordSafe but KeePass offers a lot more options including file attachments and interface intuitiveness. Yes, this too could be a point of failure but it's an option I believe to be worth using.

        • #7
          Originally posted by Paul M View Post
          Ummm ... on the forum ?

          What question is this, where ?

          There should be no new security question on this forum.
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          Wayne Luke
          The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
          vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
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          I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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