If you read this site, I hardly need to tell you why I call it that. Foreclosure fraud and high executive bonuses paid for out of money from the federal government are just the tip of the iceberg. But as soon as I conceived of the pun, I knew I had to post it.
Tonight’s story involves nothing pernicious. Well, now, I’m not sure of that; I am just hoping…
Tonight I went online to pay a couple of bills and check my balance for coming expenses. I used Google Chrome for the last batch of bills I paid, so I expected no trouble using it this time.
BVA’s web site will save your account login username for you but not your password… a wise precaution in my opinion. But when I brought up Google Chrome and the BVA web site, my username looked funny. It was too short by 5 characters. I boldly entered my password and tried anyway. No go.
So I entered my full username manually, and my password (always manually), clicked the “save my username” checkbox and tried again. Success… I logged in and paid my bills. And logged out and tried logging in with the default for my username, which again looked too short. No go.
Surely I had found a bug in Google Chrome, right? The first time I used Chrome on BVA last week, when I manually entered the username, it worked fine. Surely Chrome was truncating the username when it saved it in a cookie. Right?
How do I know? I tried the whole thing again with Firefox 8.0.x, from scratch. The site itself is truncating usernames. BVA has a bug in its online banking website. Doesn’t that just warm your heart and give you confidence?
I wonder what else is wrong…