In today’s Alertbox article, Usability heavyweight Jakob Neilsen might well be standing the entire usability world on end. He’s advocating for no longer obscuring passwords (in all but the most security-conscious situations).
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.
This’ll make for some interesting discussions…
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