U.S. Bank Security Fail

While registering on the U.S. Bank website the other day I was asked to choose three security questions. U.S. Bank security fail. The list (see below, click the image for a full-sized version) includes the following questions:

  • Where would you most like to have a vacation home? (I used this question, but have no confidence that I will remember my answer.)
  • What was the name of your best friend in high school? (I can actually remember this, but the spelling is a problem.)
  • What was the name of your first college roommate? (Freshmen in my housing did not have their own rooms.)
  • What is your dream car? (My answer changes frequently.)
  • What are the last five digits of your favorite credit card? (People have favorite credit cards? Who knew?)
  • What was the worst car you owned? (Three or four way tie for this one.)

Not only that, but a link at the bottom of the page let me see more questions.  I clicked it, got more questions (equally bad), then clicked the link on the new page.  That displayed the complete list::

U.S. Bank Security Questions

U.S. Bank Security Questions (click the image for larger version)


About Tony Lima

Tony Lima has been working with technology, economic modeling, forecasting, and market research for 40 years. His background makes him uniquely qualified to navigate this varied landscape. Begin with his education: B.S. in chemical engineering from M.I.T. , M.B.A. from Harvard, Ph.D. in economics from Stanford. His day job was professor of economics at California State University, East Bay. He retired in 2016 to devote his time to consulting and writing. But he has found time to: write (eight books and over 100 articles ranging from wine economics to detailed analyses of meta-language code generators) consult with companies ranging from Microsoft to CEDEX keep his expertise up-to-date, constantly reading and sorting through the avalanche of information available daily maintain three blogs: Wine Research, Wine Economics, and Economic Policy Local policy analysis: Los Altos Politico.com

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