Questions tagged [ux]

UX: user experience. Related to, and influenced by, UI (user interface).

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Why do web browsers provide websites with plain text passwords? [duplicate]

Suppose I sign up for website.com with username "John" and password "Secret". Currently the webbrowser supplies website.com with my real plain text password, and we must trust them to salt and hash ...
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Would a mechanism for a same-password separate admin account solve the problem of UAC bypasses in Windows?

The standard role-separation mechanism in Windows for a local administrator is to have a single account, but protect it using UAC, and configure it for Always Notify if increased security is desired. ...
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Security with non-expiring sessions

Sessions expire differently on different places on the web: StackOverflow: never expires Twitter: never expires Facebook: never expires Stripe: expires after like 30 min or an hour or so Some bank ...
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Two factor authentication: Why ask for password first? [duplicate]

Every website that I came across that uses two-factor authentication asks the user for their password first. Then, after a correct password was entered, an SMS or an e-mail is sent that contains ...
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Would this approach allow secure, typo-forgiving password handling?

Years back I voiced an opinion that making password handling forgiving, by accepting perhaps a single wrong character, would cost entropy but would not be leaving the barn door open; an additional ...