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Social Security Asks New Account Applicants "Where Were You The Day JFK Was Killed?"


Joe Bauer
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Debated posting this under some other thread but none fit.

It's just a light tidbit, but it is JFK related.

My wife started her Social Security account online today.

On the application they ask you to choose a secure password answer from a choice of questions.

Typical questions:

First Car... Model And Color?

City You Met Your Spouse?

Worst Food Growing Up? Yeah I know...crazy.

Etc.

But my wife had to tell me this one in particular:

Where Were You The Day JFK Was Killed? 

Well, it makes sense I guess since so many people taking their Social Security now are of the baby boomer generation and were adolescents on 11,22,1963.

And I like that at least one massive government venue is keeping the JFK event in the public consciousness, even in a small way.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Joe Bauer said:

Obviously one wouldn't use the answer to this JFK question as your Social Security account password if you were sitting on one of the porcelain thrones in one of your school's restrooms when you first heard of JFK being shot.

But then again, you know some odd ball will do so anyway.

"When the xxxx hit's the fan, I'll be sittin on the can".  Like Elvis.

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16 hours ago, Joe Bauer said:

Junior High School, like so many of us here.

Which makes it a pretty unusual security question.

How Unique is "School"?

The "Army" (Navy, etc.)

or my favorite, "Delta House"

Addendum:

If the bulk of applicants are between ages 63 to 67 (for example), it is not a security question at all.

They would be between ages 6 and 11 in Nov. 1963.

That means the bulk of the answers will be "School", which makes it a very bad security question (too easy to guess.)

 

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21 hours ago, Joe Bauer said:

Debated posting this under some other thread but none fit.

It's just a light tidbit, but it is JFK related.

My wife started her Social Security account online today.

On the application they ask you to choose a secure password answer from a choice of questions.

Typical questions:

First Car... Model And Color?

City You Met Your Spouse?

Worst Food Growing Up? Yeah I know...crazy.

Etc.

But my wife had to tell me this one in particular:

Where Were You The Day JFK Was Killed? 

Well, it makes sense I guess since so many people taking their Social Security now are of the baby boomer generation and were adolescents on 11,22,1963.

And I like that at least one massive government venue is keeping the JFK event in the public consciousness, even in a small way.

 

 

Jaguar XK-E, silver.

Hooterville.

Squash (true).

A few miles south, slightly west of where Dr. Niederhut lives today (also true).  Or I could just say Irving street.  I find it ironic.  I lived on Irving in Denver, my grand parents lived in Irving, Tx, where Oswald spent his last night of freedom on earth.

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