Passwords not totally hidden in new iPod Touch 2.0 software - BE CAUTIOUS

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by theranch, Jul 12, 2008.


Are you having this unhidden password problem with the 2.0 software update?

  1. Yes

    8 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  1. theranch macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2002
    Atlantic City area
    While using my iPod Touch with the new 2.0 software installed I noticed that there is a lag in the software for hiding passwords. When I type in an input field for a password you can see the character or number that I'm typing for a second OR TWO! Then it changes to the dot that we associate with a password input field. NOT good!

    I started a thread on Apple's discussions forum already.
  2. SirithX macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    I noticed this as I was typing my password in AIM. I thought it was just a bug in AIM, considering how AIM isn't exactly the greatest program out there, but it's good to know this is an actual firmware problem instead, which isn't so good.
  3. Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
    It's not an error, it's deliberate. Apple did this so you can see exactly what you're typing when you enter your passcode. I mean honestly, who is going to see your password when you're typing on a 3 inch screen? Don't worry about it guys. Unless someone is right on top of you, you have nothing to worry about. :)
  4. Baron58 macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2004
    zOMG the irrational whining on this forum is too much....

    It's a feature, not a bug.

    It lets you see that you typed the correct character briefly before it hides it.

  5. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    It's a feature, it's actually good you know your typing in the correct thing. I often hit the wrong letter/number by accident.
  6. AceFernalld macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    This feature (see: not a bug) was deliberately added into the 2.0 Software.
  7. natezire71 Guest

    Yeah, its a feature. You people whine/ worry WAY to much. XD

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