An article relating to this blog post on Finextra:
Brits struggling with PINs - survey
Around a quarter of cardholders in the UK are putting their money at risk by using the same PIN number for all their credit and debit cards, according to research commissioned by price comparison Web...
To hear that Steve Willey is shocked that people could have so many credit cards that they have forgotten one or more PINs is itself shocking. I receive more invitations to apply for credit cards than I receive junk email offering something I shall call horn-therapy -
which is a lot. Anyone in the same boat who is more predisposed than I to accept such offers would certainly have more cards than PINs, and probably more PINs than could possibly be remembered. I live in hope that Dean Procter's vision of a password-less (but
safe) environment comes about very, very soon. Personally, I have recently reduced the number of unique passwords to the absolute minimum I need to operate my (two) cards and the various online resources I use... and still it's more than 20. I am surprised
that the number of forgotten PINS is as low as this article suggests!