Why Are Financial Companies Forcing Us To Have Weak Passwords?

Why Are Financial Companies Forcing Us To Have Weak Passwords?

Your bank or credit card company is probably the last entity you would want forcing you to set an incredibly weak Web password. But it’s not just American Express that wants their customers to use really crappy, easily crackable passwords. Charlie recently discovered that Capital One and, to a lesser extent, Bank of America have limits on their customers’ passwords that force them to choose crappy ones. [More]

Do Not Use "Twitter" As Your Twitter Password

Do Not Use "Twitter" As Your Twitter Password

Twitter is looking out for you. When you register, in addition to telling you how strong or weak your password is, there are also certain passwords that are forbidden. These include “computer,” “twitter,” and “vagina.” [More]