I have bought quite a few apps for my iPad and iTouch. When I tried to buy another one I was faced with this -
Why not just put in three answers? Well, for one thing I object to such puerile security. Its an extra hassle that annoys customers without providing effective security. Didn't Apple remember how Sarah Palin's email account was hacked? One of the security questions on her email account was 'what is your dog's name?' [that's one of Apples questions also]. Somebody looked up the dogs name on Palin's Facebook page and got full access to her account.
I would have write down the three questions and their answers. I can remember my password but I could not be sure of remembering the answers to the three questions. I would have to carry the written answers whenever I travelled. If anybody got access to the book containing the three passwords they would be able to access my account without needing my password [which I carry in my head and do not need to write down]. The end result would be that my account would be less secure than it was before.
I am not the only person to be annoyed. This forum has 15 pages of complaints.
It is hard to imagine this kind of screw up if Jobs had still been around.