Monday, February 7, 2011

According to My Dictionary, Letters and Numbers are Alphanumeric Characters

When creating an on-line account this afternoon, I ran into this gem:

Your Password must be a combination of both letters and numbers.
Your Password should not contain any spaces or other characters.

First of all, there was no reason to capitalize "password."

Darned if I can figure out how to make a password with letters and numbers but not any characters. I think they meant to say "other special characters." I hope that's what they meant.

Don't tell anyone, but I found this on a Fortune 500 company's web site. A large financial firm beginning with "V" and ending in "isa."