The trick to use is to pick one of those "standard questions" that is pretty common to all of those "secret-question" checks, and choose an answer for it...that has nothing to do with it. :) Or, at least, put your answer in your conlang, or both. Often, I don't even set it, or set it to some long string of random junk, 'cuz I don't forget my passwords...usually. :) Here at my work, they actually require THREE questions. :) I definitely don't use something patently obvious as "your mother's maiden name". Since my mother still _has_ her maiden name, that'd be entirely too easy to get....:) Iain > -----Original Message----- > From: Andreas Johansson [mailto:[log in to unmask]] > Sent: Wednesday, 2002 June 05 11:32 > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [CONLANG] CHAT: Secret questions - need to went some > anger ... > Today, a site I've got an account at changed their > secret-question system so that instead of writing in a > question of your own choice (I of course had one in > Tairezazh) you have to chose between a variety of idiot > questions like "In what city was I born in?" or "What was the > last name of my favourite teacher?". And the claimed reason > for this is increased security! Are safety managers paid for > being stupid these days, or just desperate to grant your > family access to your account?!?