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My High School's Mascot Is 'Gator'

So now you know my answer to "What was your high school's Mascot?". But that's OK. I don't actually use this security question anywhere, and if I am forced to answer such a question, I won't actually use the real answer. Answers to typical security questions can be guessed from other contextual information about you online. Furthermore, when answering a security question challenge such as "What's your favorite color?" on the phone, a criminal will sweet talk a customer service representative to let them keep guessing until they get the answer right. These weak security questions are why Sarah Palin was hacked during the 2008 presidential campaign and how the public got access to celebrity iCloud accounts in 2014.

With your password manager application, simply create and store unique fake answers for each of these questions using pronounceable gibberish or a mash of words (examples not be used: 'wakterfenbu' or 'flierbendingsunny'). Pronounceable security answers will allow you to communicate them to a customer service representative on the phone if needed. Here is an example of how to store security questions in your password manager (you could also store the security questions with the actual password entry itself as a 'note'):


Like the passwords you updated in the previous post, update your security questions at the most important financial, health, and government related accounts first and then work your way to the rest. When you are all done, consider adding two factor authentication to your most important accounts.