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Stop Password Masking
From: tkrabec at gmail.com (Tim Krabec)
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:15:57 -0400
My mobile device the lowly i335 shows the letter you are typing but then
reverts it back to a star when you go to the next character. Kinda nice
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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