​Every individual who has online accounts to access services or applications invariably has had to establish answers to security questions. The purpose of these questions is to periodically re-affirm our identity, or to regain access if we forget our password, by providing our answers. The problem with these security questions (and with our answers) is that they become a liability when the results are leaked online, such as through a data breach, or become public knowledge. Why? Because many (in fact, thousands) of sites potentially use identical security questions.

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