Reply to post: Re: Nothing wrong with insecure passwords

It's 2016 and idiots still use '123456' as their password

Ken Hagan Gold badge

Re: Nothing wrong with insecure passwords

Actually there *is* something wrong. Sites with no sensitive data should not ask for a password. Doing so trains the general population into believing that a password is an annoyance and the easiest way to deal with it is to use 123456 for all sites.

Then they are asked to choose a password for their bank account...

Sadly the commercial incentives are all wrong here, since sites that insist on registration (which is the usual excuse for demanding a password) can then spam your email address or flog it.

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