#1 By: Akemi Iwaya, February 18th, 2014 16:00
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/182950/what-are-the-security-implications-if-a-password-is-submitted-in-the-username-field/
Suppose you are having a bad day and in a hurry to login to a favorite website, then accidentally submit your password in the username text box instead. Should you be worried and change your password for that website, or is it just groundless fear?
#2 By: Iszi, February 18th, 2014 16:49
This has come up a couple times on the IT Security StackExchange site as well.
The short end of it is pretty much the same as the HTG article says: If you ever punch in your password as a username, and submit the form, it's best to just change that password wherever you use it - just as you would if it was compromised by some other means.
#3 By: system, February 28th, 2014 16:00
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