Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What Was The Name Of Your First Pet...

Now, says a post over at BoingBoing, there's new guidelines when your bank asks you 'What was the name of your first pet' in order to be able to verify your identity.
Banks are advising parents to think carefully before naming their child's first pet.
For security reasons, the chosen name should have at least eight characters,
a capital letter and a digit.
It should not be the same as any previous pet and must never be written down.
Ideally children should consider changing the name of their pet every twelve weeks...

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  1. Now that is halarious. I guess my first pet's name, Black, wouldn't do.

  2. What a great idea! I'll start a support group for pets with identity crisis.

    Oh wait and we also need special speech classes to help kids learn how to pronounce cool pet names like Sp78#56ot.

    Wow it's a whole new growth industry!

  3. That's funny! And the idea of banks trying to give us lessons about security? Thas't funny too!

  4. I had a goldfish that looked just like that.

    I went on a three week trip to Europe and my Mother said they'd fish sit for me, putting him in the same tank with my Dad's fish.

    When I came back she wouldn't give me my fish back. She said he was too happy in their big tank and would miss his fishy friends.

    Since I came over once a week I could visit him all I wanted.

    One week my sister and my Mother were in the kitchen when I arrived. I headed into the living room and I could hear them giggling.

    My fish was no where to be found. Instead there were two small goldfish similar to him.

    My Mother confessed that he had died. She went to every fish store in the area trying to find another fish as big as him but there were none to be found. So she bought two little ones and was doing to tell me he split into two fishes.

    Right. Like I didn't pass high school biology?

    Studies have shown that changing your password or having all these letters and digits and numbers and symbols does NOTHING to keep your password from being hacked. Most of the hacking happens on the bank's servers through backdoors and their security flaws.