Tips for strengthening password security questions
The level of trust that has been given to technological tools also represents a risk for users. Social networks, bank accounts or other applications have sensitive information stored which must be constantly protected.
Security questions have become more and more frequent within these tools and it is that This mechanism is one of the most effective when it comes to recovering passwords. used for online services.
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However, these security ‘barriers’ have been standardized with basic questions such as the name of your pet or the city in which it was born, which creates a risk as various platforms use similar security questions to recover accounts.
For this reason, Beyond Trust, a world leader in intelligent identity and access security, gave some Basic recommendations that should help strengthen password security:
– Seek don’t use the same security questions on multiple sites and keep your selections unique when the site allows you to choose your own questions.
– When answering security questions, do not do so in simple Spanish. That is what is expected, but it is an error.
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Consider passwords that require complexity, for example, if you were born in Bogotá, Colombia. The security question “In what city were you born?” would require the answer “Bogotá”. Now add some complexity to the password.
the new entry could therefore be “B0g0tá”.
– Another alternative is providing false information to these questions to keep them unique, something to dream about or be a project so you don’t forget the correct answer.
With these strategies you can add a little more security to the questions within the applications or platforms, taking care of your personal information or bank accounts.
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