Amazon not checking passwords properly or password bug?

I just tried to log in to my Amazon account and didn’t notice Chrome had already pre-filled in my password so I ended up typing my password on the end of the pre-filled password and in my rush hit Enter…it logged me in!? WTF?

I logged out of my Amazon account and tried logging in with a completely incorrect password and it was rejected. I then tried with my correct password but added some arbtry numbers to the end (123456) and it still logged me in! Seriously? If your password is only X characters long, Amazon only check the first X characters that you have entered in the password field?

For Example:

If your Amazon password is helloworld (mine’s not that btw) and you tried to log in using helloworld123456 it accepts it as your password, it’s not even respecting case sensitivity and is accepting HELLOWORLD. Likewise if you enter any of the following in the password field it will accept it and log you in:

  • helloworldhelloworld
  • helloworldblahblahblah
  • helloworld_this_is_not_very_secure_surely
  • HELLOWORLD
  • HeLlOwORldABC123

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Should you buy a Kindle if you already have an iPad 2?

As an iPad 2 owner, for some strange reason I’m still drawn towards buying a Kindle. Here’s why.

My inner geek is telling me I need a Kindle. Even before the newer and cheaper models I’ve always been drawn towards a Kindle which is strange because I don’t read books, period!

I have an iPad 2 and several eBooks on that in both iBooks and Kindle app format. I’ve started to read books and then lost interest or been distracted by push alerts for a game of Words with Friends of Twitter alerts. That’s one of my issues with the iPad as a reading device, it’s far too easy to get distracted. I should really turn on AirPlane mode if I want to sit down and seriously read a book on the iPad but I just can’t bring myself to do that and I don’t know why. Continue reading “Should you buy a Kindle if you already have an iPad 2?”

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Amazon Black Friday leaked upcoming items price list?

Amazon's Black Friday 2011 page
Amazon's Black Friday 2011 page

Came across a so called “leaked” list of upcoming items and sale prices for Amazon Black Friday.

The list wasn’t too easy to read in plain html list formats o I simply took copy and pasted it into Excel to make it easier to view in columns and then saved the resulting Excel file as a PDF which you can find below:

Amazon Black Friday Leaked product list

I certainly wouldn’t rely on the information in the list as being 100% accurate, after all, we haven’t got a clue where it originated from but it makes for an interesting read.