[WEB SECURITY] Jakob Nielsen's Stop Password Masking

Bil Corry bil at corry.biz
Thu Jul 9 01:09:16 EDT 2009


Michael McDonnell wrote on 6/25/2009 9:53 AM: 
> Rather than calling for the abandonment of masking, Nielsen (whose has
> earned the respect that his voice carries) should be calling for
> alternate input methods that are resilient in the face of surveillence
> and afford higher usability.

Anyone know more about this technology?

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After a 15-second calibration period in which the software learns the viewer's gaze patterns, anyone looking over that user's shoulder sees dummy text that randomly and constantly changes. 

http://it.slashdot.org/story/09/07/07/1946217/Gaze-Tracking-Software-Protects-Computer-Privacy
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- Bil


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