[jdev] [Fwd: Alertbox: Stop Password Masking]
stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Jun 25 09:29:53 CDT 2009
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On 6/25/09 12:50 AM, Jonathan Dickinson wrote:
>> From: jdev-bounces at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-bounces at jabber.org] On
>> Behalf Of David Conradie Sent: 25 June 2009 08:38 AM To:
>> jdev at jabber.org Subject: Re: [jdev] [Fwd: Alertbox: Stop Password
>>> What about my co-worker peering over my shoulder while I type in
>>> my password?
>> That's a physical security attack and can be dealt with
>> Yep, by physically attacking the co-worker.
> Do what Microsoft has been doing since Vista; provide a checkbox so
> that you can flip the functionality. They don't do it in all places,
> but it is really appreciated especially on the WLan connection
Yes, and that's what the article I pointed to recommends.
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