Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Online Identity

My bank instituted a new security system which Jon Udell talks about here. The first time the option to enable the new system showed up, I deferred it for later. I was busy, needed to check the account quickly and get on with what I was doing.

The second time I logged in it was the same thing. The same the third time, but this time I couldn't delay. I was in a hurry, and I quickly signed on, filled the questions cause I had no other option, and signed out. Now reading Jons article I read this:

The primary anti-phishing feature is the named image. The idea is that now I’ll be suspicious if one of these sites doesn’t show me the image and label that I chose.

Ummm... yes. I remember having to choose a picture. Don't remember what it was though. Damn. There is just too much hassle with this system. What are the odds that the same won't happen to more people.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...