ISP successfully changed, but with 1 more question

  Fateful Shadow 15:46 24 Jul 2003

I have managed to change my ISP on two computers in the same house (to a professional it's second nature, but I'm proud of myself :P).

However, when I tried to get into the ISP, the password box came up with lots of dots instead of the number of dots there should be. I did connect fine though!

Why does this happen...I'm guessing its security...

  Djohn 15:49 24 Jul 2003

Yep! your correct, makes it more difficult for someone to guess the number of characters you've used. j.

  vinnyT 15:49 24 Jul 2003

Yep, it's security, xp adds * to the password box, to confound who would try to steal/guess your pword, though only the correct pword is sent.

  barrie_g 15:49 24 Jul 2003

Its a standard feature of XP it always displays the same number of dots (16 I think) regardless the length of password, yes your right its a security thing its supposed to stop anyone looking over your shoulder and then trying to guess the password later.

  Djohn 15:52 24 Jul 2003


  hssutton 16:18 24 Jul 2003

Having just recently upgraded to XP this was also a puzzle to me. Many thanks, Folks.

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