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ID: 19297, TPasswordEdit for safe password edits

by Lonnie Webb Email: Anonymous


Safe Password Edit
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For Delphi, Version 5.0  to 7.0 399 downloads
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Size: 3,260 bytes
Updated on Mon, 25 Nov 2002 11:15:53 GMT
Originally uploaded on Mon, 25 Nov 2002 11:14:27 GMT
SHA1 Hash: D44B7B1BA22FFD20D926B87EFF9C058ADADAF80E
MD5 Hash: 0BF93A734371CCBCC6BAF413FA88464C

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Description
Windows (all versions, including 2000 pro and XP) have security glitches in the password edit controls. Tools like iOpus can be used to extract a password off the page.

The could be a serious problem (as an example) for applications that store ftp passwords in property pages. Unruly users could use that information to do nasty things.

So, this component builds on the existing edit field in Delphi. The key difference in this field is that the edit field uses WindowText to get or set the contents of the field. This approach prevents snooping tools from getting the paswords off the page.

Not a magic bullet, but another tool for your security arsenal. Please let me know if you use it, and certainly pass on any improvements you make!

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