Tag: authentication

authentication – “Username and/or Password Invalid” – Why do websites show this kind of message instead of informing the user which one was wrong?

The Question : 106 people think this question is useful Lets say a user is logging into a typical site, entering their username and password, and they mistype one of their inputs. I have noticed that most, if not all, sites show the same message (something along the lines of, “Invalid username or password”) despite