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dave
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Re:  

said by Dude111:

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.


StuartMW
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As I discovered, when researching the feature yesterday, some people like it while others hate it. As per my (and others) link you can disable it. No biggie...

PS: I remember using a DECwriter
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dave
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Oh, one of those high-speed modern devices? With the fancy lower case?

It was the ASR33 for me.


StuartMW
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Yeah well I've used one of those too

110 baud is fast enough for anyone
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nonymous
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reply to dave
said by dave:

said by Dude111:

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.

dave
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I never noticed that, because '********' is my actual password.


Dude111
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Someone try it and see if they get login to daves acct