05-05-2012 04:49 PM
I am using ID safe with Norton 360 2013 Beta on Windows 8 Consumer Preview but my comment is applicable to all the current versions.
I use the ID safe usually on line. This requires me to input a long string of characters and I would find it much easier if I could confirm my password when entering it, if I was able to use the idea which is present in Win 8. That is, there is a symbol of an eye which allows me to toggle the stars in the password that I enter so that the actual characters entered can be seen. For instance, my entry could contain an error such a one or two wrong characters or maybe I had Caps lock activated, instead of entering lower case letters. When an error is present I have to try to guess where the error has occurred, whereas the Win 8 idea would enable me to see the problem.
05-06-2012 09:47 AM
Thanks for the suggestion but don't you think that giving such an option might open up a chance of guessing what's your password is? If the person guessing is you would not be a problem but if its anybody else who's trying to find out your password by giving few chances of dummy password entries they could easily(though not easily but definitely would not be hard) find out vault password and your details would be sneaked.
05-06-2012 11:29 AM - edited 05-06-2012 11:33 AM
Thank you for your prompt reply to my idea, which is much appreciated.
I have given this suggestion a lot of thought over several months. When I log into my Norton account, I have a fairly simple password. However, the ID Safe requires a much longer and more varied password and therefore there is much more likelihood of my making one or more errors.
Regarding an unauthorized person attempting to enter my password, I don't understand how my suggestion would benefit his efforts, other than allow him to see what he had entered, and like me, correct any errors he has entered by mistake.
I am only suggesting that one can see the characters entered, but not change them in any way whilst viewing them. Any required changes would still have to be made by the operator but the advantage would be that I can see my own errors and manually correct them.
Can you suggest any other ways that my suggestion would help a would-be thief?