Using Secret Alternative Security Questions

by Barbara J. Feldman on May 26, 2010

Srwright, a reader at Lifehacker.com submitted this tip for keeping your online accounts extra secure. Instead of answering standard security questions such as “What is your mother’s maiden name?” you can answer a secret alternative question that you create based on one of the words or phrases in the real question. For example, using the word “maiden”, you might answer the secret question “What is your favorite Iron Maiden album?” Or using the word “mother” you might answer, “What is your mother’s nickname?”

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Feldman, Barbara. "Using Secret Alternative Security Questions." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 26 May. 2010. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/539/using-secret-alternative-security-questions/ >.