This blog is closed as of 2/2015. @EricLaw left Microsoft in 2012, but was named an IE MVP in '13 & an IE userAgent ( in '14.

Welcome to Security Theater...

Welcome to Security Theater...

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From the things that make you go hmm.... department:
Choose a question like “In what city was your high school?” then enter the answer. This kind of information gives us a way to identify you that someone else won’t know or be able to fake.

In this century, I find the claim that this "significantly improves your online security" rather dubious. In the pre-2000 days before social networks and massive free databases, maybe this might have been more useful.

  • We require a 20 character minimum password containing mixed case letters, numbers, and upper ASCII symbols. ... You may alternately access your account by answering this security question: "What is your name?"

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