Now That’s Secure…. Not!

This morning I got notification that my Naked DSL line has been successfully provisioned (I’m one step closer to being connected at home once more).  I wanted to make some minor changes to my account so I gave the ISP a call and quoted my account username.  As with most phone services they wanted to verify who I was so they asked for my account password.  I never like giving out my password, over the phone, email or IM, so I said that I was uncomfortable with this form of security check.  To which they responded “I have the password in front of me, I just want to verify who you are”. 

Argh, you mean they store passwords in clear text????  I hope they don’t do that with my credit card details that they use to bill me each month!

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