Lately I’ve been a little paranoid about posting details about myself on the social web, especially Facebook. In fact I’ve completely gone off it (never been a fan of it from the first). I’m surprised by the amount of personal information people post on the social web.
One of my concerns is related to the ‘Challenge Questions’ provided by major websites such as Gmail, Hotmail for authentication, mostly during account recovery. Take for example the Challenge Question offered by Gmail:
What is the name of your manager at your first job?
What is the name of your best friend from childhood?
What was the name of your first teacher?