Secret Question

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

When users set up an account or profile online, they're often asked to chose a secret question. A secret question is a question/answer combination that only the person who creates it should know. They may be used as an added layer of security upon login, but are more commonly used in password retrieval.

Secret question examples

Examples of secret questions include:

  • What is your mother's maiden name?
  • What was your first pet?
  • What was the model of your first car?
  • In what city were you born?
  • What was your father's middle name?
  • What was your childhood nickname?

Tip: When selecting secret questions, try choosing those that aren't common knowledge or easily guessed.

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