Local job hunter and resident, Earnest Boost found himself creating an account on a company’s website, simply to be able to apply to a position with the company.
“I feel that they’re kind of overinflating their sense of worth by doing that” He told us.
“I mean, why do I need to set up a password with them? And definitely why does it have to be thirteen characters with two being numbers and one being a symbol, and a few capitals mixed in? That’s a ridiculous level of security for a job application. Are they really that concerned about hackers? If they are, do I really want to work there? Will I be targeted by Anonymous for applying? Even my bank doesn’t require this much security on picking a password.”
Earnest told us that he decided to modify his regular password with the substitution of a ‘3’ for an ‘e’, a ‘4’ for ‘A’, and a ‘0’ for ‘O’, making his password “F4rt3Xpl0d3R!”