Christopher’s Gentle Fist

Buying something on Amazon today I noticed this graphic near the checkout button:

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Apparently if I enter “Christopher’s Gentle Fist” on other websites I can use my Amazon shipping and payment info:

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I would argue that when we’ve gotten to the point that we are asking users to type phrases like “Christopher’s gentle fist” in order to buy underwear and laptops, it is time to rethink our online payment security model.

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