I just signed up with Chase to manage my card online and noticed something odd: I wasn’t allowed to put special characters when setting my password. Anyone that knows anything about secure passwords always uses at least two uppercase, two lowercase, two specials, and two numerics, with a length of at least 10 characters. But I guess Chase’s web developers (along with Ford Credit’s, btw) know better than general industry practice. Maybe they know something the government and military and other security professionals don’t … then again, maybe that’s why I keep hearing about people’s accounts always being compromised.