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Rutgers Computer Scientists Work to Strengthen Online Security

November 9, 2009

Danfeng Yao If you forget your password when logging into an e-mail or online shopping Web site, the site will likely ask you a security question, such as: "What is your mother's maiden name?" or "Where were you born?" The trouble is that such questions are not very secure. But Rutgers University computer scientists are testing a new tactic that could be both easier and more secure. Full Story

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