I use a large assortment of software, each requiring it's own password. Some of these applications remove the password after a failed login attempt, where others leave it populated.

Does it improve security, or is it more of a user interface choice?

1 Answer 1


This wouldn't improve security, this is entirely a user experience decision.

  • 1
    And regarding UX it's actually quite annoying. I often know that "if I have a typo, it's most likely the last character", then the program deletes the whole input. :( Jul 27, 2016 at 21:32

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.