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But it's true, quite a lot of websites with userids and passwords have pretty poor security. (Places with financial accounts have security audits. Places that take credit cards SHOULD have security audits, but don't necessarily. Amazon, I'd bet heavily, does; Joe's Crab Shack, not so sure.)

After the incident referenced earlier in this thread, a number changes were implemented by the companies involved. Apple removed the ability of customer service people to give out whatever information an Apple employee give out. Also they made it a whole lot more complex to change passwords if you did not know your previously provided security question answers. Finally they got much more proactive at forcing people to update Passwords and logins to minimal security level. (Like passwords must have at least one numeral, one UPPERCASE letter, one lower case letter, not equal login and be a minimum number of characters long. You can also use several symbols.) Amazon made a number of changes, particularly in the reset area for people who forgot/lost passwords. Google also changed the procedures by which a person could change logins or password resets.

In short things at the companies involved changed for the better.

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