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So I'm registering on a website (I'm not going to tell you which one) and it asks me to pick a question for security for in case I forget my password. And all the usual ones are either public knowledge and therefore googlealbe, or debatable and therefore I would forget which answer I had put. But I don't have to pick from the usual ones. I can make up my own.

Problem is, all that's coming into my head is "What was your mother's maiden name?" which EVERYONE knows (or can easily find out) or "what was your first pet's name?" (it depends - Shadow was in the house when I was born, but was she technically MY pet or my brothers'? And then there was Minstrel the rabbit, but he didn't last very long. It could be Sheba... Of course my first pet that I bought for myself with my own money and when living in my own house was Byron mayherestinpeace... you can see how I tie myself in knots with these things, right?)

Then inspiration struck.

So my Top Sekrit Security Question on this website is "Upon whose grave did you swear to Charlotte that you were not a spy?"

Those who know me may well be able to guess, which is why I'm not telling you which website, although it might take a couple of goes. The people who were in the room when it happened will know. But anyone trying identity theft will just find the question confusing... (please, no guessing games in the comments, though ;)).

Date: Thursday, July 30th, 2015 04:19 pm (UTC)
matgb: (British)
From: [personal profile] matgb
Right, I know which website and the answer.

Oh, wait, I have no interest in that site anyway ;-)

Date: Thursday, July 30th, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
po8crg: A cartoon of me, wearing a panama hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] po8crg
That's Brilliant!

Date: Thursday, July 30th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
rmc28: Rachel smiling against background of trees, with newly-cut short hair (Default)
From: [personal profile] rmc28
One of my colleagues has a story about a friend of his who set up a similar pick-your-own phrase for when she rings up her bank. The call centre worker has to say "You're not going out dressed like that!" and she has to say "You can't talk to me like that, you're not my dad!"

Yours is even better though :-)

Date: Friday, July 31st, 2015 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] explorerlaura.blogspot.com
Bonus: if you're kidnapped, enough people know the answer that we can use this as a proof of life question. Plus the happy memories will cheer you up in your lonely cell.

Double bonus: pretty sure I'll remember this, so if I'm kidnapped then 'on whose grave did Jennie swear to Charlotte that she wasn't a spy' would probably work as a proof of life for me.

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