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Re: Password Rules - Impact on Users with CognitiveDisabilities

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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Oct 29, 2014 9:34AM


> I think password hiding is important, so passwords should be hidden by default.

I agree. On mobile devices and especially in public situations where a person who is blind might have their password stolen it is very important to have the password hidden by default.

Jonathan

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Password Rules - Impact on Users with Cognitive Disabilities

On 29/10/2014 12:31, Birkir R. Gunnarsson wrote:
> I think password hiding is important, so passwords should be hidden by default.

Actually, not quite sure if that's true (anymore).

See for instance Luke Wroblesky's thoughts on this back in 2012
http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1653 - and since then, a lot of sites/apps seem to have gone that way too (showing by default, with option to hide if needed).

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