I tend not to login when people are right behind me/close to me when I'm in a public area; people can just watch me type out my pass, and if they're familiar enough with keyboards, they'll be able to figure out my pass.I don't agree with the article. Without password masking I would not be comfortable logging into my accounts in public places.
I'm not sure about this, I can almost always type my password without making any errors whatsoever and mine includes alphanumeric characters and ASCII also... so this suggestion isn't much of a difference to me personally.
I think the newer internet users feel "safer" having their password masked.
Same here. If you really have that much of a problem with the password being masked, just edit the template HTML once you get a copy of xenForoI disagree with the fundamentals of the article, which conveniently forgets that people often log in to sites in public places.
<input type="password" /> is there for a reason.
Mask it by default, but supply a method to turn off obfuscation within the login form.It would really irk me if I saw my password being typed out. Sometimes I accidentally type it in the username field or something, and I'll quickly delete it and look around to see if anyone saw.
I can type my password in just fine. In 90% of the cases where I get it wrong, it's because I accidentally typed in a password for a different site, not because it was misspelled.
Additionally, I think a lot of users expect their password to be masked and would feel like the software is insecure or unsafe if it isn't.
Eh, personally I have some long/complex passwords and I use 1Password to handle logins for me so I don't have to type it out at all. If you could, I would recommend using that instead of trying to type them from memory.Main reason I suggested it is because I spent like 5 minutes logging into another site, as I'm having problems due to not sleeping now.
Being able to turn it off for a quick second (When needed), would be useful at times, especially for the people who have harder then usual passes.