When good ideas go horribly wrong

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I just signed up for a service to connect me to Intel's network while out of town. I got 3 emails to confirm my service was active:

  1. Email with my username
  2. Email with my password
  3. Email to state that my order was approved
Good idea...seperate the username email from the password email (although a better idea would be to allow me to choose username and password). However, email #3 included both my username and my password, so a) what's the point of the other 2 emails, and b) the security advantage has been completely defeated.

Think people...think.


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