Tamara Temple wrote:
On Dec 28, 2010, at 2:11 PM, Joshua Kehn wrote:
Dotan Cohen wrote:
I seem to have an issue with users who copy-paste their usernames and
passwords coping and pasting leading and trailing space characters.
Users should not be copy-pasting passwords or usernames. Do not
compromise a system to cater to bad [stupid, ignorant, you pick]
users. If this is an issue then educate the users.
I'm sorry, but this is just bloody stupid. I keep my usernames and
randomly generated, very long passwords in a password keeper. If you're
not going to let me copy paste them into a web page, i'm just not going
to ever use your application. Copy/pasting is something that happens on
the *local* machine -- it never goes out to the net. By forcing people
to type in their user names and passwords you are going to cause them to
enter easily-remembered, and typically easily-crackable combinations.
What is the possible logic for disallowing someone to paste in their
Tamara, you're missing half the context, the whole point was don't send
username and password combo's in plaintext via email to users (thus
forcing them to copy and paste from email) - this point was made but
then that context has been stripped from the above email, obviously
copy+pasting from a password keeper and such like is totally fine..
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