Posts Tagged ‘bulletspassview’

BulletsPassView – Reveal Hidden Passwords

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Hmm … I don’t know what to think about this one; it seems like it could present a lot of potential security issues.

Passwords are usually concealed or hidden behind bullets or asterisks on computer systems. This is done largely to prevent access to those passwords by other users. These hidden passwords do however cause problems for the owner of the password as well. When I worked in tech support I had numerous cases where users received a password incorrect message because of an activated caps lock key. The asterisks prevented them from seeing what they entered in the password field.