Taking the Extra Step in Masking

Sometimes, I wonder why I even bother putting my credit card into the datastream that is the Internet.  So many of the forms fill me with a sense of deja vu, where I have flashbacks of logging defects against e-commerce storefronts as fast as I can type.

Here’s an interesting tic one displays:  In addition to masking my credit card number with asterisks, it displays the last four digits.  And turns them all to 0s.

My credit card number actually ends with four 1s, since it's all 1s.

Does that make you feel better about the site’s security?

Me, either.

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