5-digit PINs are Evil!

We have electronic cards at the University with 5-digit PINs, set by the user on the first use. I only use the card once in a semester. All other PINs I have are 4-digit, other passwords are at least 7 character long. What PIN did I choose half a year ago? Who in the world thought about this — our users will seldom use the cards, let's make the PINs non-standard fixed length so that they have to create something new, which they can forget in half a minute. BOFH!

Posted at 1522 on Fri, Mar 31, 2006 in category Personal | TrackBack