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20th Nov '16 2:32:43 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* TVTropes wiki [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changepass.php password changer]].

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* TVTropes wiki [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changepass.php password changer]].changer]], though an overhaul to the wiki software has since fixed that.
26th Oct '16 4:56:31 AM Redmess
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* A feature that is becoming more common and is available on the Windows 8 operating system is the ability to toggle between asterisks and a visible password by clicking a small button beside the password input box.

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* A feature that is becoming more common and is available on the Windows 8 (and up) operating system is the ability to toggle between asterisks and a visible password by clicking a small button beside the password input box.
26th Oct '16 4:50:16 AM Redmess
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** Even if that start-up password WAS secure, it does *NOT* lock up the documents stored on a hard drive, which can easily be accessed by another operating system to which you DO have the password. It merely prevents access through the OS installed on that drive. To secure the actual documents, you would need file encryption.
18th Oct '16 12:15:56 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''A Scandal in Belgravia'', after Sherlock correctly infers that the blanks in the password to [[TheVamp Irene]]'s smartphone, which displays "I AM ***LOCKED," should be filled in with [[spoiler:the letters S,H,E and R]], they appear rather dramatically on the phone's screen.
** And again in ''The Hounds of Baskerville,'' with the password to Major Barrymore's mainframe.

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** In ''A "A Scandal in Belgravia'', Belgravia", after Sherlock correctly infers that the blanks in the password to [[TheVamp Irene]]'s smartphone, which displays "I AM ***LOCKED," should be filled in with [[spoiler:the letters S,H,E and R]], they appear rather dramatically on the phone's screen.
** And again in ''The "The Hounds of Baskerville,'' Baskerville", with the password to Major Barrymore's mainframe.
18th Oct '16 12:15:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Series/{{Sherlock}} A Scandal in Belgravia]]'', after Sherlock correctly infers that the blanks in the password to [[TheVamp Irene]]'s smartphone, which displays "I AM ***LOCKED," should be filled in with [[spoiler:the letters S,H,E and R]], they appear rather dramatically on the phone's screen.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
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In ''[[Series/{{Sherlock}} A ''A Scandal in Belgravia]]'', Belgravia'', after Sherlock correctly infers that the blanks in the password to [[TheVamp Irene]]'s smartphone, which displays "I AM ***LOCKED," should be filled in with [[spoiler:the letters S,H,E and R]], they appear rather dramatically on the phone's screen.
18th Oct '16 12:14:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WarGames'' has a HighlyVisiblePassword typed in a terminal program. In most real-life command line programs, a password simply won't show up ''at all'' rather than showing up either as plain text or as asterisks. This can be irritating if you don't realize you've made a typo because you can't see that there's one extra asterisk.

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* ''WarGames'' ''Film/WarGames'' has a HighlyVisiblePassword typed in a terminal program. In most real-life command line programs, a password simply won't show up ''at all'' rather than showing up either as plain text or as asterisks. This can be irritating if you don't realize you've made a typo because you can't see that there's one extra asterisk.
18th Oct '16 12:14:01 PM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Films]]

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[[folder:Films]][[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Taken to its extreme in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Not only does Syndrome's computer display the password, but his monitor is the size of an IMAX screen and the letters are several feet tall. Of course, just to get to the computer you have to get past a ''literal'' firewall [[ConvectionSchmonvection (a waterfall of lava)]] and an array of anti-superhero turrets fire at you if you get the password wrong, so Syndrome probably isn't too worried about unauthorized users seeing his password.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* Taken to its extreme in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Not only does Syndrome's computer display the password, but his monitor is the size of an IMAX screen and the letters are several feet tall. Of course, just to get to the computer you have to get past a ''literal'' firewall [[ConvectionSchmonvection (a waterfall of lava)]] and an array of anti-superhero turrets fire at you if you get the password wrong, so Syndrome probably isn't too worried about unauthorized users seeing his password.
18th Oct '16 12:13:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* Strange inversion in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' movie: the ''username'' is asterisked out while the password is highly visible. Some RealLife systems actually work that way.
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' live action movies when Light hacks into his father's computer the password is displayed in large all-caps as being "SAKURARANBO" (Japanese for "cherry tree").
** Averted in the anime where all passwords are asterisked out.

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* Strange inversion in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' ''Film/DeathNote'' movie: the ''username'' is asterisked out while the password is highly visible. Some RealLife systems actually work that way.
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' live action movies when Light hacks into his father's computer the password is displayed in large all-caps as being "SAKURARANBO" (Japanese for "cherry tree").
** Averted in the anime where all passwords are asterisked out.
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23rd Jun '16 11:29:07 AM Asbduhas
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** This has been seen in iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android devices (if "Visible passwords" is turned on), the [=DSi's=] web browser, and the Blackberry Storm 9500.

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** This has been seen in iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android devices (if "Visible passwords" is turned on), the [=DSi's=] web browser, the [=3DS=] & Wii U eShops, and the Blackberry Storm 9500.
21st May '16 10:16:15 PM nombretomado
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** Same thing for the PS3's onscreen keyboard

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** Same thing for the PS3's [=PS3=]'s onscreen keyboard
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