I have to join the others and express my shock/disappointment/irritation that any
website in 2011... especially
a technically-savvy one such as this one... would be storing passwords in cleartext in the database. There are no excuses
for such irresponsible handling of user data.
I mean, come on... the concept of 1-way password hashes have been the standard in Unix-style OSes for decades
now. This isn't rocket science.
And although in a utopian world I'd have 100 or so unique passwords for each and every site I have an account at, this is just not practical. Nor is remembering every site I have a login at that uses my email address.--