SecureEditControls, how to test if it works?

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2005-06-03
2012-11-19
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Help File:

    "Selection Limitation

    A 'natural' limitation of these secure edit controls is that you can't select a range of characters. You for example cannot select 3 characters and replace them by the current contents of the clipboard using the paste command."

    I am still able to mark something in a texteditor and paste it to username and password fields.

    "Use more secure password edit controls" on security tab is activated.

    Antwort in deutsch ist auch mglich.

    Sincerely

    Peter

     
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      I should say that mark and replace works only when password is in clear text mode, not if there are only points. With points there is no selection possible.

      Peter

       
    • Dominik Reichl

      Dominik Reichl - 2005-06-03

      So, it works exactly as expected :)

      The selection limitation only exists when using the secure mode, i.e. when you hide your passwords behind asterisks. When you show the passwords in plain-text, they're not memory-protected (Windows needs to know the memory in order to display it) and therefore I also removed the selection limitation, which is not required in this case.

      The secure edit control mode is only activated when you hide your passwords behind asterisks (points).

      Best regards
      Dominik

       

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