Does AT&T Really Care About Your Online Security?
Does AT&T really care about your online security? I don't think so.
Look at the myAT&T Login Dialog image below. Notice that the "Save ID" checkbox is CHECKED by default.
This means that *IF* you don't want your ID saved, you have to un-check the "Save ID" checkbox.
This makes it an "Opt-Out" scenario instead of an "Opt-In" scenario.
Instead of AT&T taking the lead in their/our online security, they are placing this security burden upon us, their customers.
If you are not aware, AT&T uses Yahoo for their email services. How many times recently have you heard of security breaches at Yahoo? I'd be willing to bet that some of these breaches are a result of someone not un-checking the "Save ID" checkbox.
I've been on this bandwagon for 5-6 months now. I have brought this issue to the attention of AT&T's customer service reps many times. I even pointed this out to the technician that recently upgraded my in-home service and to his supervisor as well.
As of today, this issue still persists.
Come on AT&T show us, your customers, that you really are taking an active role in protecting our online security.
Leave the "Save ID" checkbox un-checked. This is for everybody's benefit.