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Google: The Security Questions Ineffective To Protect Accounts

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The American company Google warned that security questions which chosen by the user when he create an account on the Internet is not effective in password recovery in case he forget it as well as it's unsafe and prone to piracy.

This warning is a summary of a study which was conducted by a specialized team of the company who analyzed millions of security questions and answers, in order to stand on their effectiveness and the extent of the ability of pirates to get the correct answer.

The study found that the pirates able to reach them by 20% of the simple answers of the security questions, from the first attempt, and this percentage could reach to 43% with the tenth attempt.

Also it revealed that people who are trying to mislead hackers through incorrect answers about the security questions,they usually use the same "wrong" answers  which increases the ease of access to their accounts. and about the complex answers, the study noted that it would be forgotten by more than 60% of users.

The study also found that reliance on more than one question to secure the account is not the safest solution , because if there was a likelihood of 1% to the hacker could reach  to answer the two questions together after ten attempts,the likelihood that the original user can remember the answers could reach to 59% only .

It pointed out that using the sent text messages to mobile phones property is the safest procedure to ensure the security of the accounts, and to retrieve the secret words in case forgotten.

The way that depend on re-send a new password via text message which sent to the user's phone, or through using a secondary email address already specified by the user,is the safest procedure to ensure the security of confidential accounts and to retrieval in case forgotten the appointment code.

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