What’s my password?

6 Jul 2009

Jakob Nielsen proposes we rid the world of the bad habit of password masking. 

Password masking has become common for no reasons other than (a) it’s easy to do, and (b) it was the default in the Web’s early days. In this respect, it’s similar to another usability problem —having Reset buttons on forms, which is also something that should die.

I’m all for cleaning up the clutter on the web.

[Via Daring Fireball]