I was extremely disturbed to have my password e-mailed back to me after signing up for this community. This indicates to me that the password is transmitted and stored in plain text,
I must change my password immediately to one that no longer uses the pattern I normally use for such membership websites.
I'm not sure about the security of email, but I'm pretty sure it's very secure -- it's used for things like bank transactions.
it goes in plain text across the interwebs
Who uses email for banking? Nobody...
How can i increase my password security?
The concern is not that the password was transmitted via email. The concern is that by being able to include the password in an email means it is not stored securely.
being able to include the password in an email means it is not stored securely.