Facebook security questions are a joke


Facebook security questions are a joke

Cliff Saran

A blog posting on F-Secure has ridiculed the supposedly high level of security used on Facebook.

The posting claims that the questions Facebook asks users who wish to contact its staff are too easy to crack. "Mother's birthday? - Father's middle name? - Third grade teacher? Security challenge questions based on social information is probably not the best of ideas on a social networking site," according to F-Secure.

The company said these questions can easily be answered by friends within the social networking site.

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