Richard Bucker

New frontier of personal privacy

Posted at — Sep 2, 2014

How many times have you been asked for “mother’s maiden name”, “father’s middle initial”, “Grand Parent’s maiden name”, and my favorite, “what street did you live on in 6th grade”?These questions seem harmless but in the hands of a network graph researcher, a government or a bad guy… they can stitch together you whole life. It’s only a matter of time before anyone can model anyone else’s life in order to answer random security questions.Sure this is pessimistic. But how many times have we heard this happen already? Far too many times.