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Showing passwords

Luke Wroblewski on login screens:

Quite quickly I came to see password-masking as a rut. A design pattern that has been around so long that no one thinks about it much. We all just go through the motions when assembling a log-in screen and add password-masking by default. Lost business and usability issues just come along for the ride.

Really makes u think.

(Not long before this, my team and I got in a fight about this topic, and we won. Pretty cool!)