computer security / cyber security

Mom’s Maiden Name? The Right Way to Answer Security Questions and More Online Safety Advice

After Yahoo’s record-setting security breach, it’s time to get smarter about account logins By Nathan Olivarez-Giles 12/15/16, The Wall Street Journal. Anyone can guess the answers to typical security questions.  

What to do instead: “You can spell the answer backward. You can write the answer in a different language. You can write the answer in the form of a question. Consider adding symbols (such as a #, $ or % character) or a capital letter at the beginning and end of answers, or in place of spaces.” Sachin Kansal, computer security expert.

Source: Financial Planning for Women