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RE: [CSS3UI] Concerned about Appearance:Password

From: Robert Chapin <w3-list@info-svc.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 10:00:36 -0500
To: <www-style@w3.org>
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If UAs interpret this property as a display feature for non-password inputs,
then a phisher could create a quasi-password input under CSS3 that appears
identical to a legitimate password input.

On the other hand, if UAs interpret this property as an instruction to
convert non-password inputs into trusted password inputs, then anyone with
the ability to inject some CSS could potentially compromise the UA and its
credential store.
Robert Chapin
Chapin Information Services, Inc. 
-----Original Message-----
From: Bjoern Hoehrmann [mailto:derhoermi@gmx.net] 
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 5:42 AM
To: Robert Chapin
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: [CSS3UI] Concerned about Appearance:Password

* Robert Chapin wrote:
>In light of new attack vectors described at ...
>.... it is highly unlikely that an Appearance:Password property would 
>be implemented in a safe way.

I don't see the relationship between the two, could you elaborate?
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