Since many years ago I've installed IE7Pro for my IE browser, I've used "User Script", that shows password in plain text when I hover mouse over the field. I found it very useful and I miss it now, when I'm using Iron... -- Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...
I guess but the password field shows ************ for a reason!!
Yeah, a reason that never ever applies to me.
I don't use paper-based computer terminals. There's no-one looking over my shoulder. The display is *gone* in the time it takes me to type a few characters and hit ENTER.
Since none of those are problems for me, there's no reason to obscure the password. Making it optional (and requiring explicit action to reveal) is a good solution.
Another good solution is the iOS approach of showing the actual character for a split-second and then blobbing it out; that is not safe if there are overlookers, but it's configurable.
But if it doesn't show ******* it is not sent encrypted. All truly encrypted passwords are sent as ******* over the net. Plus each character as it is typed in is individually encrypted as it's ' * ' counter part. The ' * ' may look alike but in reality are like individual snowflakes.
I confess to having been considered a raw noobie by my colleagues since I never bothered to commit the PDP11 absolute loader to memory; if I needed to flip it in through the console switches, I'd have to read it from my handy reference card.
But most PDP11s I dealt with came with diode ROMs by that time.
...I never bothered to commit the PDP11 absolute loader to memory...
I wrote my own custom loader (not on a PDP11) to read read programs from cassette tape into memory. I had it hand-written, in hex, on paper and it was entered via switches. I was pretty quick at toggling switches Nowadays not so much -- Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!
COBOL huh? I never wrote anything in COBOL although I did desk debug a program in it once.
quote:A COBOL developer got seriously sick so they froze his body. When they thawed him out, there was a lot of commotion. Apparently they needed this guy back alive and kicking pronto. It was nearing the year 3000. And they were encountering all kinds of Y3K bugs. It seems the Y2K coders only did a patch job 1000 years in the past.
One of the very first things I noticed with IE10 on Windows 7 when logging into DSLR. However, before installing IE10 I reset IE9 to factory defaults and dumped all temp files/cookies. I'm amazed you're just noticing this now?