All kinds of alarm bells go off in my head when a web site requires a password from another web site. I aways am convinced I have surfed onto a fake site, or wonder about the security of their verification process. I learned computers from people who told stories of punishment for leaving unsecured open terminals: your buddies write a threatening letter to the white house with your account. I also don't like that these sites are getting the general public used giving out passwords. Technorati offers an alternative verify blog ownership, the embedded link above.