Posted Jan 29, 2011 20:36 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Security quotes of the week
Parent article: Security quotes of the week
I forgot about Sourceforge. That makes three sites I use that claim to take Open ID, and two don't work. (I tried SF again just now, and the symptom is it creates a new SF user for me when I attempt to log in with the Yahoo OpenID that is associated with my real SF user).
Maybe OpenID is actually available in more places and I've just learned to tune it out because of these bad experiences. I can certainly see the point of the OpenID detractors: I just spent 30 minutes futzing with OpenID on Sourceforge, whereas traditional userid/password is quick, easy, and requires no special skill.
On the other side of the coin: Sourceforge reports today that someone may have stolen Sourceforge passwords. If someone stole mine, he has access to fifty other accounts of mine, and I'm certainly not going to change my password on all of those.
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