According to Markus himself most people signup for 2 or more online dating sites. well, the one that makes it super easy to remember your password and yes the cheapest one. So there you go, what is most likely, that a guy that has build the largest free dating site the world is a moron?
UPDATE: Thanks to the Hacker News community for voicing their criticism and making some great points on web security and password management. Last week Plenty Of Fish got hacked and a big drama ensued after Markus Frind, its Founder and CEO, wrote a long rambling article accusing a 23 yo Argentinean hacker, Chris Russo, of extortion and harassing him and his wife.Markus blog post caused what seems to be now the worst PR nightmare any company could dream of.html head meta http equiv content type text charset ISO 8859 1 title Google style body td a p h font family arial sans serif size 20px color 3366cc q 00c script function sf document f focus bgcolor ffffff 000000 link 0000cc vlink 551a8b alink ff0000 onload if images new Image src nav logo2 png topmargin 3 marginheight center div align right nowrap padding bottom 4px width 100 href url sa pref ig pval www de 3Fhl 3Dde usg Z0CJb WM4Hl Sg Uf Avcq REfrp5hx E Diese Seite personalisieren nbsp https com accounts Login continue hl Anmelden img alt height 110 intl logo gif 301 br form action search name defer table border 0 cellspacing cellpadding 4 tr b Web class imghp ie oe tab wi Bilder groups grphp wg news nwshp wn froogle frghp wf options Mehr raquo valign top 25 input hidden value maxlength 2048 55 Suche btn G submit btn I Auf gut Gl??2 advanced Erweiterte preferences Einstellungen language tools Sprachtools colspan id all radio checked label for Das lgr lr lang Seiten Deutsch cty cr country DE aus Deutschland ads Werbung services Unternehmensangebote about ?Occam tells us is more likely to be the latter assumption.
Not only that, Markus has admitted that keeping pictures aspect ratio all wonky is great to increase ad revenue traffic as people are forced to click on the pictures to view them properly.Or the fact that it is almost impossible to cancel your POF account so even years after finding your true love you keep getting those hot weekly matches every Monday.Not siree, our highly polemical and at times seemingly derranged interweb lord of the e-date realm is no fool.Unfortunately, a great deal of people use the same password for many of their online accounts.It is not safe but it is practical and no matter how much we are told not to do so, people will keep doing it.Yes you can go ahead a go through the recovering process, but that takes time and we are lazy.