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JrLz 12-20-2004 05:02 AM

Firefox password copy
 
hey, isn't it forbidden, unsafe to let the user to copy password characters ??
and paste it to other docs.........
Bad programs can easily use that to cheat passwords...

I realized that Firefox let it happen, while IE doesn't.
Anybody has comments about that?

corfe 12-20-2004 04:04 PM

I just tried this out, and when I paste the password I just get *'s. It does show me the length of the password, I guess, but you could already see that when you copied it. I'm in Debian Sid, using Firefox 1.0 - what version are you using, and what different behavior do you see / how do you get it to happen?

JrLz 12-20-2004 08:01 PM

I'm using Windows version, ver 0.9.3
When I pasted it, it did show *(s) , the same length, and I've seen many programs which can read, convert those *(s) to characters and you got it..............


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