A small company has a website that provides online customer support. The company requires an account
recovery process so that customers who forget their passwords can regain access.
Which of the following is the BEST approach to implement this process?
Replace passwords with hardware tokens which provide two-factor authentication to the online customer
Require the customer to physically come into the company’s main office so that the customer can be
authenticated prior to their password being reset.
Web-based form that identifies customer by another mechanism and then emails the customer their
Web-based form that identifies customer by another mechanism, sets a temporary password and forces a
password change upon first login.
People tend to forget their passwords, thus you should have a password recovery system for them that will not
increase risk exposure. Setting a temporary password will restrict the time that the password is valid and thus
decrease risk; and in addition forcing the customer to change it upon first login will make the password more
secure for the customer.