TypeKey is a free, open system providing users a central identity for posting comments on weblogs and logging into other websites. It is run by Six Apart, the providers of TypePad and MovableType. It is a service used by thousands of users worldwide.
And guess what? They store your passwords in plaintext.
I forgot my password for TypeKey and clicked on the ‘forgot password’ link and provided my email ID. They sent me my username and password.
Great usability; poor security.
Alarming to see that even big names get security wrong.