It took them long enough to get my student loans through.





  • What I hate:

    • Long posts that don't explain what the OP considers to be the WTF.
    • Long posts of which only one or two short sections contain minor WTFs.
    • Explanatory tags that aren't really explaining much.
    • Screenshots of text.

    What I love:

    • Explanatory tags.
    • Saving the textual screenshot as PNG.

    That said, the only things that I found mildly off about the mail are "year 1112" (which obviously has nothing to do with Y2K bug, it just means 11/12, as in 2011/2012), that the detailed list of requirements is for 10/11 (well requirements may just not have changed) and various formatting concerns (spaces on both sides of quotes, but only sometimes; missing space after a closing bracket but only once). What might be a WTF if we had more information we don't have could be the default PIN, but I'd guessed the ID number is pretty random and by seeing that you can't immediately guess the default PIN even if you know how they look like.

    So summarized: I don't see a WTF, please explain what you think the WTF is.



  • There are a number of security wtfs in the system dealing with default pins; they're based entirely off of the (sequential, not random) ID number. It's a very minor thing, but it's funny to me that it shows up as "year 1112"



  • The default PIN, it says, is FLmmddyy (first name initial, last name initial, date of birth). How is it related to the ID number?



  • I know it's off topic, but damn, how many TDWTFers are in Huntsville anyways?



  • @AisA said:

    The default PIN, it says, is FLmmddyy (first name initial, last name initial, date of birth). How is it related to the ID number?

    As it turns out, I was thinking of the default password for the other parts of their site, which is first, last, last six digits of student number.



  • Lesee... The fact that the PIN (Personal Identification Number) contains non-numeric characters is a bit of a WTF... "year 1112" looks a bit WTFy until you realize it's "2011-2012"... anything else?



  • @lolwtf said:

    Lesee... The fact that the PIN (Personal Identification Number) contains non-numeric characters is a bit of a WTF... "year 1112" looks a bit WTFy until you realize it's "2011-2012"... anything else?

    I'm pretty sure by the process of idly guessing "PIN" for a password was invented in the '90s by people who thought that "password" would confuse users, but "PIN" is something that's "used every day at the bank" or something like that.



  •  "PIN number"! twitch



  •  TRWTF is 9 posts without a Blakeyrant ™

    Amiright?



  • @Anonymouse said:

    "Personal PIN number"! twitch

    FTFY


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