* Posts by Hmm

2 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009

Masked passwords must go

Hmm
Thumb Down

because?

Umm, also, perhaps shoulder surfing is a non-problem due to the decades old practice of masking passwords?

0
0
Hmm
Stop

Not websites, browsers

Password masking is, and should be, a choice made by the browser makers, not the website authors. The browser defines how input boxes of type password are rendered.

This article seems to be encouraging people to write their own password handling input boxes, a much worse idea.

0
0

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2017