I was just trying to sign up for a Hotmail account for a few clients of mine. Because they’re entities and not people, I thought I’d use my own personal information for the security question since it’s not information I’m too worried about.
The first option for a security question was “name of my first pet.” When I answered “Tina,” it told me my security question answer must be at least five characters long.
The answer to the security question is what it is, so I’m not sure what to do about this. So I moved on to the next question – “name of my best childhood friend.” Jeff, another four-letter word.
Not sure why the four character limit, but I moved on to the birthplace of my Mom. One four-letter word later, and I’m not sure where to go from here. Obviously, I’m going to have to make something up, but since it’s not a password and just a security question, I’m not sure why the character restriction… except to keep me from telling the truth.