Just recently I talked about online password security and I referred to the way most sites on the Internet handle passwords as the Ugly in my “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” slide. Most sites I visit not only allow me to put in a woefully weak password, but don’t allow me to set a strong one by my standards. Have you ever seen a website support pass-phrases by allowing really long passwords (say 50 or more characters)? Probably not.
So given my pessimism, I think the message is getting through. On a site called GamerFacts.net there is a post about the change in policy that Sony has made to their existing system that supports massive multiplayer online RPG games like Everquest and Star Wars Galaxies. To see the post and read the message sent out by Sony click here.
Lets hope this is just the tip of the iceberg.