@popcorn - So very true -- it's easy for a person to sit in a public area and just collect passwords with a password sniffer program! My college had this happen more than once. The students from the Information Tech department collected passwords of everyone using the college's computer cafe to make the point that the college needs much better password and network security. Everybody flipped out a bit, but they made a good point: if they could do that, then anybody could. At least they only did it to make their point instead of to sell collected passwords.