Password Protection Logic

Lately more and more online service providers are asking for additional personal information to password protect. I remember thinking ‘how bizarre’ the first time I came across this. Bizarre to provide additional personal information to password protect.

My thinking is that if someone gets past the initial name and password door, they can likely get past others. And, AND you’ve now (potentially) shared the ‘name of high school’ or ‘name of grandmother’ or ‘name of favorite teacher in elementary school’. I don’t think the info is the provider’s business and I don’t think it’s logical to provide additional information for additional security protection. Folks are getting more relaxed with providing personal information. Providers are getting more relaxed in asking for it.

People are also going to start (and have already started) getting more creative when they are asked to provide their personal information.