[thelist] Keylogging and pin entry fields (and an attempt ataclean solution)

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Sun Nov 27 19:25:36 CST 2005


I don't think it's going to stop software keyloggers that capture/record form

Additionally, it appears that typing the numbers for your PIN appears to work
(despite the instructions on the page), and if a user simply typed the number
for their PIN, that would defeat the letter/number mapping combination.


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One solution that I've delt with as an end user is the keypad on ING Direct.
Seems like it would be fairly effective.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christian Heilmann" <codepo8 at gmail.com>
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Subject: [thelist] Keylogging and pin entry fields (and an attempt at aclean

> I had to deal with a client requirement today that puzzled me. The
> product is a banking application and there will be a login that
> requires a 4 number pin.
> Now, normally I'd have used a password field for that - as it is the
> most accessible solution, but the client requested a pin entry pad
> like the ones you see on cash machines.
> The users should use their mouse to enter the pin.
> The reason (not marketing as I originally thought): Keylogging
> software that might record the pins users enter. Therefore as a safety
> measure the pin pad was requested.
> I came up with a DOM solution for the issue and would appreciate some
> feedback and testing of it. If it were to be considered good, I will
> release it as a download later:
> http://www.icant.co.uk/sandbox/pinpad/test.html
> More info and comment facility on the blog:
> http://www.wait-till-i.com/index.php?p=193
> I really wonder if there is a non-JavaScript dependent solution to
> this problem. Well, 4 dropdowns with 0 to 9 would be one, but that is
> as trackable, isn't it?

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