Jonathan Buhacoff

Should I answer “security questions” honestly?

So you have an online account somewhere, and you have to answer “security questions” that will be used to recover your account in case you forget your password. What’s your birthday? Mother’s maiden name? Color of your first car? Etc. The problem is that they’re asking you for publicly available information! These “security questions” can …

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Can I use my own 2FA?

The availability of authenticator apps that work with multiple websites can make it seem as if you can choose your own 2FA. It’s somewhat true — you can choose any authenticator app that is compatible with the website or network service that you’re signing in to. Unfortunately, it won’t work if you try to use …

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