Mojang accounts use security questions to further protect your account from unauthorized use. When you create a Mojang account, you will be asked to set answers to three questions. Please answer the questions correctly, as you may need them later. Answers are not case-sensitive.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: How do I secure my account with security questions?
A: You will need to have a Mojang account. If you have an original Minecraft account (you log in with your username), you can migrate to a Mojang account. If you have a Mojang account, you can set or change your security questions from your Mojang account settings.
Q: When would I need to answer security questions?
A: When you are logging into your Mojang account from a new computer or if you are unable to access your account and want to change your email address. This feature is also planned for integration with Mojang games, sometime in the future.
Q: What if I am locked out of my account, and did not properly set my questions, or can't remember the answers?
A: You can find instructions on how to reset your security questions here.
Q: What does the error "Could not load security questions" mean?
A: If you see this error, it can mean that you currently do not have any security questions set. It can also mean that we are experiencing a temporary server outage, which is preventing the accounts system from accessing the security questions. If this has happened, we are working to restore this system as soon as possible.
Be sure to pick the questions carefully. Try to choose questions where the answers don't frequently change. For example, it'll be easier to remember the name of your first stuffed animal than your favorite actor, as your favorite actor may change. It's also important to know which information is easily guessable by others. For example, if you're concerned about a sibling accessing your account, it's best not to pick "In what city did your mother and father meet?". Similarly, if you post pictures of pets on social networks, it's probably a good idea to steer clear of "What is your favorite pet's name?".
We have a variety of different security questions currently available and may add new questions in the future.