Sep. 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
You know how everybody has lame passwords that are easily hacked? Because we never learn, "It's quite possible that 2012 will be a turning point in the history of passwords; or rather, it may be the point that passwords become history," writes Bob Sullivan, and then explains why.
Speaking of passwords, did you know that Microsoft secretly limited Hotmail passwords to 16 characters for years and years?
Meanwhile, Facebook added a bunch of old posts to user Timelines as part of its ongoing roll-out, and everybody freaked out.
Also, your retail purchases are cross-referenced with you Facebook profile, but says it isn't sharing the info.
But hey! "Registered to vote" is now a life event you can add to your Facebook Timeline.
Bloomberg says the iPhone 5 shortage is happening on account of there isn't enough of those ultra-thin displays usedin the device.
In other iPhone news, Verizon Wireless won't be "relocking" its iPhone 5, which you can also use on the AT&T network if you want.
In other smartphone news, Nokia introduced two "affordable" touch-screen cellphone models.
Hey! Check out this woman welding old bicycle parts into crazy chandeliers that will some day rule the planet! (And you can totally buy them on Etsy!)
In closing, the first official look at Hugh Jackman in "The Wolverine." You're welcome.