I won't accept any plan with auto renewal or where I have to provide them with a CC,

Discussion in 'Sirius XM General Discussion' started by gjrhine, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

    Nov 19, 2010
    For every security question I enter the answer as a number. The same number for every question. That way I will always remember the answer.
  2. steve053

    steve053 Godfather

    May 11, 2007
    Brookfield, WI
    I use a password manager and keep track of my random answers to the relatively easily guessed personal questions.
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    If the answers are wrong, nobody is going to glean them from any kind of media unless there's a security breach that reveals the answers.

    Yeah, I acknowledge that not everything that should be hashed is being hashed, but it is getting better every day.
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Using numbers sufficiently large that they aren't easy to brute force attack is probably better than true answers.

    Using the same answer for every question is a terrible idea if the black hats have access to all of the hashes, it is pretty easy to see what's going on if you figure out that it is a non-answer.
  5. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

    Mar 23, 2002
    That's why my master password list is on KeePass, including all of the bogus answers to the secret questions.
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    I'm currently using KeePass in the same way, but I'm seriously considering changing to KeePassXC due to issues with KeePass opening up windows that demand immediate answers that are hidden by other applications. I'm also a little concerned that the KeePass author seems to be pretty consumed with his Kee Vault application.

    I'd miss the database sync plug-in but that pales in comparison to the pop-up frustration. I'm already using KeePassXC on all of my non-Windows boxes anyway.
  7. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I had one site ask me for an answer to my secret question, yet I had never provided an answer for that question to that or any other site. Mother's maiden name is not a good question to provide an online answer to.

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