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?
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.
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