How an application is kept secure to prevent unauthorized access.

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Site examples which allow users to expose password field [on hold]

I'm looking for some real world sites where the login control allows users to view the text inside the password field. I'm looking for examples of site-generated "Show Password" controls, not examples ...
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How to prompt users to install app from supported source?

Sometimes, users find and install our app from unsupported sources. These alternative sources may have been tampered with. How should users be prompted to download the official app from the app ...
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Grouping Features permission

On the Wire-framing, you can see a list of sub-features under 'Accounts' and 'Products'. Manager and Accountants are the user roles. I am trying to figure how to reduce mental load by not showing ...
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Why warn about caps lock for passwords, instead of ignoring caps lock for password characters?

Many login screens warn the user if the caps lock key is switched on. Most prominently the windows login screen. Does this offer any advantage compared to simply ignoring the caps lock key and ...
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Should an ATM display the balance on-screen after transaction?

If an ATM could prompt users the summary of what they have done onscreen, would it be of any value in saving time, printer and paper?
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What's the best way to handle password reset requests where the user hasn't registered with the entered email address

Within a secure password reset function of a web application where the email address is the unique account identifier, what would be the best way to handle password reset requests where no matching ...
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UX Measures to protect users from phishing sites

I the last days I was thinking about possible solutions to protect your users from putting their data into forms on phishing websites and how you could warn them or "educate" them into not doing that. ...
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Allow Facebook-linked accounts to post anonymously

I'm planning a WordPress-based website where users will create an account from their Facebook account, users will be able to post and comment but I'd like to offer the option for anonymous ...
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Correct UX for the scenario when a user forgets the answers to their security questions?

We have an application where a user is required upon registration to set up three security questions and answers When they login to the application, they must answer one of the questions after ...
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Reset password, appropriate response if email doesn't exist?

It is common on login forms to see "Email or password is incorrect" when the user types in their account details incorrectly instead of just "password is incorrect". This is, for among other reasons, ...
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Logging in with e-mail only

I've seen some websites (Medium, Basecamp 3, etc.) that require only an e-mail to sign up or log in to their app. Basically, you enter an e-mail, the app sends a one-off link to your e-mail, you click ...
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How best to securely present personal info in a members account page

I’m currently working on a utilities site for which signed up customers can access their personal information by means of an Account Page i.e. name, home address, email address, tel no. , billing ...
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Are UX designers, through UX design of web sites and apps, responsible for supporting the EU's directives regarding PII?

You can use the situation in this question as a use case. This is a summary. The designer is working on a fitness app which requires the user's age to function. The app does not require DOB to ...
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Verify authenticity of a digital ticket

Let's say there's an app for a fair. This fair has a bunch of vendors. The user sees the store catalog for each vendor and make purchases directly from the app. All he has to do is come and pick up ...
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How to communicate that an app never sends information to a server?

If you have an app that never sends any information to any server, what would be the best way to communicate this via the UI? Background: I produce an app that stores data chosen by the user, ...
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How to express that a form is part of a authenticity process?

I'm working on an app so user can ensure the products they are going to buy is not counterfeit and tracks its shipping. Tests To do so, we went for a form where people input a product's security ...
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What is a 'best-in-class' credential reset pattern?

When we design secure systems there is always a tension between memorability, security and cost (e.g. Calls to a call centre). Until recently, I've always tackled this by getting users to set up ...
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Why is it that almost all anti-virus software has custom built skins?

I am yet to see an anti-virus software that's using the native Windows theme. Why do they prefer custom skins over native windows skins? Does it have anything to do with security and/or consistency? ...
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Should editing a password be 2 step process or all in one form?

We have a web application whereby a user's profile screen uses a card-based layout. One of the cards allows users to update their password. Our team is split on how the password card should be laid ...
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When entering data, should the user be authenticated on clicking “Create” or “Save”?

Having the two options: Check if user authenticated upon "Save" button click (when the input dialog is shown and filled in with the data) Check if user authenticated upon "Create" button click ...
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Should a (permanent) password field show the correct amount of bullets of the entered password?

I'm working on an desktop program and noticed the following interface: Don't want to go into the details of the form, but basically, the user can enter an alternative username/password to login ...
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“Typocaptcha” - an alternative to CAPTCHA?

We all hate CAPTCHAs, but to some applications they're a necessary evil. Today I wondered if there's a better alternative we just haven't thought of yet. I considered the dilemma: how do you create ...
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Implementing a passphrase instead of a password

I was reading about UX and passwords to try to decide on explaining the requirements (ex: 1 capital letter, 1 number, 1 special character,eight characters) and came across this answer which sent me ...
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MarkDown Editor : Client side or Server Side or Both? [closed]

Planning to implement MarkDown Preview UI + Markdown Support for a chat application in development. Web framework is python-tornado MarkDown Lib i am looking is : remarkable (Faster than commonmark ...
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How should I visualize a name mismatch for a SSL website?

I am writing custom security software and need to design a better method for a name mismatch... where the server certificate doesn't match the address in the URL. How should I visualize this to the ...
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Hierarchical display of categories when the user is not exploring

We are making an in-house application intended for sharing know-how. It is a sensitive topic, because sharing with one's business partners makes work easier, but there are many (politically powerful) ...
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Dynamic Billing Information Validations In Checkout System

I'm unsure if this is more of a UX or security oriented question, but here goes nothing. I'm currently trying to simplify my e-store's checkout process by adding dynamic client side validations using ...
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Good way to help the user remembering the password strategy [duplicate]

Nowadays sites have different password strategies. In example: Facebook: 6 characters min, no restriction Ameli.fr: 8 characters min, all should be numbers. StackExchange: 8 characters min, upper ...
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Why do some websites (including Google) trim whitespaces in passwords?

I have just noticed that Google as well as some other sites trims the whitespaces in the password. I can successfully sign into my google account even if I add extra spaces in the end of my password. ...
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Using color and graphics to improve visualhostkey, and make comparing SHA256 hashes easier

I need anonymous end users to visualize hashed data, be it a Bitcoin Address (converted to the Sha256 hash it's based upon) File hash SSH key Since my target audience is normal consumers, and not ...
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How many atempts should you give a user before invalidating his password?

What I am trying to avoid here is brute force attacks on a user's password. And I am thinking about doing that by invalidating his password when too many attempts are made in the same minute, hour, ...
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Is there any research into whether/how people save username/password combinations?

It's something of an open secret that many people don't handle the security of their accounts online in the same way the designers of such systems would want them to. This is why we often see text ...
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How to encourage users to download an app to complete strong authentication (two factor)

I'm designing a strong authentication (two factor) solution for a website. Users will be forced to use two factor (legal requirement). We have two supported methods an SMS verification code texted to ...
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In Single Sign On what does SAML “enabled” control do or mean?

I am currently working on the redesign of SSO signup process/form and want to understand what enabling SAML control implies. The rationale being that if an organisation does not have SSO enabled the ...
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Should passwords expire?

I have a dispute with my partner. He comes from a financial software background but I do not. He recommends that our web app should expire user's passwords after 6 months (and it has to be unique each ...
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what is the best way for a user to securely share from a public device & app?

what is the best way for a user to securely share from a public device & app (kiosk-like), instead of just emailing to themselves under an anonymous user account? I need some UX advice and ...
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Inform user of invalid email on password reset

Should the user be told if they enter an email which is not in the database? User forgets their password and clicks a link to reset it. Page displays "An email was just sent out to youremail@bla.com ...
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Should I use multiple '*' when typing in one character?

I am designing a secure password login page. I am thinking about outputting multiple * for one typed character. For example: User types: a Password field shows: ****** My rationale for this is ...
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Impact of images and icons on user perception when capturing personal information?

I am designing an account area where users are required to provide some personal information.I have came across research that suggests that the use of icons such as a "Padlock" or similar has a ...
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Are there any good guidelines to how many passwords a user can safely remember?

In an ideal world we each would have one password to remember, and that would be a strong password and we would change it every month or so. But we don't live in an ideal world, and we have to access ...
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Automatic login on password reset

This question has been raised on http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/40723/why-do-you-need-to-login-after-you-change-a-password - With security in mind As one user states: "From a security ...
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What do you do when the user interrupts the purchase process?

If a user on an e-commerce site is in the middle of a purchase process when they leave to another part of the site, or perhaps leave the site completely, what information should be retained if they ...
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How best to provide contact info in a member directory while preventing 'data harvesting'?

I am working on a searchable online directory. People will use it to find other members, service providers, and the like. It's critical that the results include contact data. However, my clients are ...
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Why does verizon have me confirm my authorization code when adding a device? [closed]

What purpose does the second entry serve? Why are they making us go through the hassle of entering in a random character string twice, when we can clearly see it the first time we type it in?
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Does a crime security alert app need its users to register?

I was asked to work on a police security alert system as a school project. The app notifies a user about security info and lets users (citizens of a place) notify police agencies around them. I was ...
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Security questions vs secret password/passcode when logging in or retrieving login details?

I am currently in the process of re-designing a login process which uses security questions to verify the identity of users before they are successfully logged in, and also to allow them to reset ...
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Is there a standard for informing users about SSL/HTTPS on Android/iOS?

On a standard web browser it's very easy to see how your data is being transferred to servers via the padlock icon and tools like Firebug or Chrome dev can give you the information for things like ...
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Does the padlock icon make users perceive your site as safer?

I was recently in a discussion with one of our developers about the usage of padlock icons (not on the https link) in user interfaces. I remember encountering the icon in lots of different ...
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Prompting customer login before making changes to their account

In a project I'm working on, there's a service website where customers can register objects they own in order to use the service. If a customer owns many of these objects, all can be registered on the ...
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How to manage credentials information to the user?

I've created a plugin for an editor. This plugin gets some information from the project and shows you all the related issues, getting the information from an external application (Github, gitlab, ...