Conceived on Sep 16, 2013
Bank websites: Intelligently designed, or randomly evolved?
Yesterday, I tried to log in to my bank’s website for the first time in a few months. I couldn’t remember my password, because I change them frequently, so I tried a password, then another, and then another, which is, I hope, what most reasonable people do when they forget their password.
To my great dismay, after the third attempt, I got a message saying “Your account has been locked. Please call the bank to unlock it”. Given that this is my company bank, which is in the UK, and I am in Greece, this is extremely inconvenient. I now hate my bank (more than before).
Here are a few tips, if you are developing any sort of application that has authentication/logins, although I feel I will be preaching to the choir: