Reply to post: Re: Storing passwords in plain text?

For Foxit's sake: PDF editor biz breached, users' passwords among stolen data

Bill Gray

Re: Storing passwords in plain text?

You're partly right -- I'd like to be able to enter a password in Russian, for example, but would have to accept that I don't have a way to enter Russian on my phone. For some sites, I can accept that limitation, because I only access them from a desktop or laptop where swapped keyboard layouts are a hotkey away.

The cases I'm thinking of, though, are more along the lines of not letting me enter spaces, quotation marks, or commas. To me, those restrictions smell of storing passwords in plain text, not of a well-intentioned effort to keep me from locking myself out of access from my phone (or Tektronix terminal).

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