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Re: Password Rules - Impact on Users with Cognitive Disabilities


From: John Hicks
Date: Oct 29, 2014 9:45AM

2014-10-29 16:34 GMT+01:00 Jonathan Avila < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:

> > 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.

Assuming that they are using headphones .... otherwise he or she is hiding
nothing anyway.

This is an interesting discussion.

It would be good to know what the statistics were on password renewals.
What percentage of passwords are renewed, and with what frequency ,by mail
authentification. How many passwords do people really remember? Surely
we remember the ones that have sense for us (and these can be composed and
changed regularly).

When the initial question was asked about cognitive disabilities and
passwords,was it more about about long-term retention of many unique
passwords, or simply the complexity of any one set of password rules?