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Stop Password Masking
From: eslerj at gmail.com (Joel Esler)
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:20:12 -0400

What about Shoulder surfing?  Haven't you ever watched "Hackers"?


On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 8:40 AM, Aaron<subdriven at gmail.com> wrote:
I read an interesting article about removing the mask from passwords.
For mobile devices I think it would be a great idea. For some
desktops, I know it would cut down on support calls. In other
instances I think they must stay masked. I was just wondering what the
rest of the PDC list thought. I have links to the articles below.

Usability suffers when users type in passwords and the only feedback
they get is a row of bullets. Typically, masking passwords doesn't
even increase security, but it does cost you business due to login

Main article here: (http://www.useit.com/alertbox/passwords.html)

which was also posted to slashdot here


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