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Hi All, I haven't been to the site in awhile but I noticed today when I was entering my password in the top bar thing (which is relatively new I ...
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    [SECURITY PROBLEM] Password Entry Not Hidden


    Hi All,

    I haven't been to the site in awhile but I noticed today when I was entering my password in the top bar thing (which is relatively new I think) it's not hidden at all.
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    Hello

    I'm not able to duplicate that issue at all. When I sign in with username and password, the username text looks correct, and the password outputs bulleted indicators showing the password is being entered, but no clear text in the password box. Maybe someone else having the same issue will reply with more details.

    A screenshot of the issue you describe might be helpful if indeed there is a problem with password entries.
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    Demonstrating my point

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    Maybe it has something to do with one of these:

    Download Unhide Passwords 1.2.6.0 for Linux - Shows the contents of password fields in clear text.

    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=313856

    Unhide is an extension that allows Firefox to show passwords in clear text in password boxes, and there is apparently a bug that allows it to happen in some Firefox browsers. Not sure either is what's happening in your case, though.

    I'm still not able to duplicate the issue here, so have no idea what's up on your end. Maybe someone else having the issue will jump in with more info for both of us.
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    Also happening with Chrome for me
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    Just as a quick follow up on this, I also tried logging in from a WinXP box and a Win7 box, both running Firefox 5, but couldn't duplicate the issue on either of those either. My Linux boxes (some with Gnome, some with KDE) that I tried to duplicate the issue on earlier all run Firefox 5, as well.
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    Quick update...

    Several board admins have now looked at this issue and so far, none of them have been able to duplicate the problem described. Will update again should we find a problem with the forum software.
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    Update: I am now checking from my office computer running Windows XP, same exact problem .....
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    Hello, jmadero

    I nor the other admins have been able to reproduce this issue on our end, and at least so far nobody else has reported it. If we should find a bug or breakage on the forum level, I'll post back with the details. If anything changes on your end, I'd appreciate another quick update of your thread if you don't mind.

    Thank you for the feedback.
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