Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Security Question Rant

Signing on to my online bank account this morning....I was met with a new screen. It seems that they must protect me from unscrupulous visitors by requiring me to save answers to ridiculous questions. I get it. They are trying to be careful on my behalf.

But, no longer are the questions simple like "Mother's Maiden Name". I called the customer service line to complain. No help. At all. Just said, sorry, normal questions like that are just too easy to find out the answers to.

Here are some of my choices of questions:

  • If you could witness and event, past, present or future, what would it be?
  • What is the last name of your favorite mentor or teacher?
  • What was your dream job as a child?
  • What is a favorite road you like to travel?
  • What was your favorite place to visit as a child?
  • What is your biggest pet peeve?
  • If you could be a character out of any novel, who would you be?
  • Who was your least favorite boss?
  • What is the first name of your favorite relative not in your immediate family?
  • What is the name of your least favorite teacher?
  • What is your dream car?
  • And finally, what is the name of your favorite stuffed animal?

I believe they had a 20-something write these questions. I'm sorry, I just don't remember the
name of my favorite stuffed animal!

But, I guess I do have an answer to one of the questions - my biggest pet peeve today is unanswerable security questions!  End of rant.


affectioknit said...

At least you know the answer to this one:
What is your biggest pet peeve?

HA!...and your favorite stuffed animal was Fifi...



Karen said...

HA! i don't remember Fifi....see, they offered bad questions. they all seem easy, but my memory is less-than-ideal!

affectioknit said...

Awww...you remember Fifi...she was a rubber cat with a squeak...you used to carry her around by her tail...I think her eyes blinked too...