What’s the deal with insignificant websites requiring absurdly complex passwords? Our water and power company, National Water & Power, requires my login password to “contain characters from at least three of the following four classes: lowercase letter, uppercase letter, number, and a special character.” The password for my bank account isn’t anywhere near that secure–it’s my social security number and then a 4 digit number–and my bank account is actually important!
Are they afraid someone is going to log into my account and pay my water bill? *gasp* Because I seriously wouldn’t mind. Consequently I’m sitting here waiting for their email so I can reset by password. And now it appears their website is down. Quality.