Stupidity In The Name Of Security

Jim Meyer bio photo By Jim Meyer

Just created an account with WordPress.com and find it amusing that they show a password strength meter to encourage your to choose a cryptographically strong password (which is good), then display your password in large type that's clearly readable from 12-15 feet away on the unsecured activation page. Oh, and they email it to you, too.

Bruce Schneier would be amused.