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autumnriver
 
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Post Posted December 5th, 2002, 4:27 pm

V .4 has a feature I don't like.

When entering a user id in a box, it shows previous entries, presumably to be helpful.

This is a security risk. Anyone can thus learn one's userid for ANY SITE (bank, etc.) While the password is still protected, it gives the hacker or identity thief a big leg up. NB: neither Mozilla nor IE have this risk.

seb

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Post Posted December 6th, 2002, 12:33 am

Please search the forums before posting. This has been asked many many times.
You will have the possibility to disable autocomplete in the future, when Satchel (Phoenix new form manager) replaces the current form manager.

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