[Pauldotcom] Stop Password Masking
cybereagle at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 14:09:40 UTC 2009
Maybe a compromise would be to have a tick box that unmasks the password.
Some apps already have this, especially those that encourage using a long
I see too many people oblivious to the fact that people can see everything
on their screens, and I wouldn't like to see users expecting to see their
password unmasked all the time. The article makes some good points but I
cant help thinking that danger that way lies. The tick box idea would I
think solve most of those issues while maintaining a certain level of
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 1:40 PM, 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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