Jakob Nielsen: Summary: Usability suff…

Jakob Nielsen:

Usability suffers when users type in passwords and the only feedback they get is a row of bullets. Typically, masking passwords doesn’t even increase security, but it does cost you business due to login failures.

It’s time to show most passwords in clear text as users type them.

This is an interesting challenge of the status quo, and the more I think about it the more I agree with the idea.

I love the unintentional humor of this dialog. Can you spot what’s wrong here?

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The full version of RDC has been out for something like four or six months. I refuse to upgrade to it simply so I can see this dialog every few days and get a laugh out of it.

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(Photo credit: Thermometer by flickr user slayer23.)