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nidhikayadav
08-05-2008, 08:23 AM
I am using username and password. The password field is of type password. But when I do debugging i can see the password as typed in text. Is there any way to hide it. Any wrapper for this.

rnd me
08-05-2008, 09:06 AM
no, not really.

CFMaBiSmAd
08-05-2008, 12:08 PM
The only purpose of a field with type password is to keep someone from looking at your screen while you type and seeing the characters you entered on the screen (assuming they weren't looking at the keys you were typing.)


But when I do debugging i can see the password as typed in textWhat exactly are you referring to? If you mean, looking at the data being sent to the web server, to prevent this from possibly being monitored, you need to use a https encrypted connection.

malfist
08-05-2008, 03:00 PM
Perhaps you should look into SSL.

nidhikayadav
08-06-2008, 11:42 AM
Thanks for your replies..

I am working on javascript and perl, cgi. Server is apache. When I do debugging using firebug fo rmozilla, even though i have used password type as my password field, I can see the password entered by the user using this debugging..

A1ien51
08-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Thanks for your replies..

I am working on javascript and perl, cgi. Server is apache. When I do debugging using firebug fo rmozilla, even though i have used password type as my password field, I can see the password entered by the user using this debugging..

As already said multiple times. The password field just masks the text so anyone standing behind you can not see it. There is no real security to it other than that feature.

Eric



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