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learn to hide the password value (2 posts)

  1. Paul Menard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm trying to understand why you are displaying the password fields as readable text. Shouldn't this be type="password"

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

  2. digitalnature
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you're concerned about security, that won't help very much, because the password is still stored in its original format as text in the database (unlike user password which get hashes).

    So anyone with admin access to your blog can get to see that password, the simplest method would probably be to just look in the html source for the password field value. And now you understand why the author didn't bother to use a pw field :)

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