Re: speaking passwords
David & his pack of dogs
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As a method of levity on this topic. Here is a true story. A man had a parrot and the man gave his credit card # over the phone to an agency. As time went by he sold the parrot to someone else. Thankfully she was a Bank of America employee. Why? Because the parrot resighted the man’s credit card number verbatim including the security code on the back to her.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Gene Stevens
Sent: August 18, 2018 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: speaking passwords
That is quite different than not being able to type the password due to blindness or lack of typing skills. And in your case I wouldn’t have hired you in the first place. I ran an IT business and we all did a lot of typing .
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Let us see I am a former aerospace Engineer and hold a masters in
computer science. My old fingers are stiff in my old age from all the
typing I have done in the past.
On 8/18/2018 7:50 PM, Gene Stevens wrote:
> As a blind person and former employer there is no way I’d allow this at
> my work place. If you can’t remember and type your password well enough
> to not hear it echoed back to you you aren’t computer literate enough to
> hold the job you have.
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> *From: *Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
> *Sent: *Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:48 PM
> *Subject: *Re: speaking passwords
> On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 04:34 PM, Bill White wrote:
> By the way, Brian, we’re not asking that the passwords be shown on
> the screen, only key echoed, the same way keys are echoed when we
> have JAWS set to echo characters.
> I understand precisely what's being asked for, and it should not be
> provided if one has a scintilla of concern for keeping passwords secure.
> After 35 years in IT, and witnessing firsthand all the things that
> "can't happen" and "shouldn't happen," particularly when there is the
> high potential for human error, one puts in place roadblocks to
> precisely that kind of error.
> Anyone, and I do mean anyone, should be able to remember their own
> chosen password or use a password manager.
> The convenience of hearing one's keystrokes echoed with the letters
> struck for a password field cannot be justified, though as I've
> witnessed, repeatedly, many will try.
> Brian *-*Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
> /The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the
> right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment./
> ~ Dorothy Nevill