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Google researchers: Traditional ‘security questions’ for log-in pages not actually that safe anymore

IT SEEMS the days of the security question for logins may soon be up.

According to the findings of a new study carried out by the security team at Google, the ‘security question’ system has become increasingly unsafe.

The team found that the major problem with these security questions was that either they were easy to remember or very hard to remember.

For example, when you try to guess what an English-speaking user said was his or her favourite food, guessing pizza would get you a long way.

The team during their study went through several hundreds of millions of security questions and their answers from Google users who tried to recover their accounts.

They concluded that secret questions are neither secured nor they are reliable enough to be used as a standalone account recovery mechanism.