NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, April 30, 2009

Facebook Security Questions Posted by Sean @ 14:59 GMT

Facebook has excellent granular privacy controls.

Facebook Privacy_Controls

But here's the thing…

What's the deal with Facebook's Security Questions???

Facebook Security Questions

Mother's birthday? — Father's middle name? — Third grade teacher?

Security challenge questions based on social information is probably not the best of ideas on a social networking site. Particularly now that Facebook's user base is as expansive as it is.

After all, who's going to know personal details about yourself?

That's right — your friends.

Facebook should revise this sooner than later.