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Our large bank recently changed their Android app so you can no longer paste a password.
This is a MAJOR problem if you're using a password manager. I don't type passwords any more.
I contacted them (via their Twitter support) and explained that this is a security fallacy that pasting is dangerous.
Also, you can still paste a password when you login on their web site.
I wanted to mention that to them but was afraid they'd stop it there too.
May Only Prove That The Bank Devs/ Contractors Are Clueless
To me this only exposes the fact that the developers or security contractors or whatever actually have NO CLUE about WHAT SAFE PRACTICES are.
They could even remove copy functionality separately and I would be ok with that. But how could the paste functionality EVER be an exposure? They are just so clueless.
A large bank will have a dedicated team of security idiots people who will listen to the latest gossip, read what is shoved under their nose and get the developers to implement the policies they think up. If there is nothing to change they will think up something to do, a team has to justify his existence.
You cannot blame the developers for such idiocy, they may even have protested the change.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
security idiots people who will listen to the latest gossip, read what is shoved under their nose and get the developers to implement the policies they think up. If there is nothing to change they will think up something to do, a team has to justify his existence.
That's a great explanation and exactly what I thought.
Mycroft Holmes wrote:
You cannot blame the developers for such idiocy,
Very good point and I guess I was really thinking of the security team...not the devs.
Over all it is just craziness. Making things unusable so the security team can feel like they're doing something important.
I would run a Malwarebytes scan - it's free to download and use. See if that turns up anything.
In the past antivirus applications could have big foot prints although I think that has now been fixed - however it would also be worth opening up the task manager to see if anything is hogging the cpu/memory/disk.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
but is it [also] a touch screen? (noticed you said mouse, but a lot of ppl with large [glossy] touch screens use a mouse as they dislike the screen smudges and/or sitting so close.)
anyhoo, I remember a ways back for a client finding out that some [older] touch screen all-in-1's did that jerky motion thing when people used a normal mouse but left the touch screen enabled too (even though nothing came near the screen.)
Go to Device Manager...
Look under Human Interface Devices...
You should see one called HID-compliant touch screen.
Right-click it and choose "Disable device".
I had to do this on one laptop (which has a touchscreen) at one point.
Does it happen to be an HP? My wife's HP AIO is a real POS. It had repeatedly had issues installing Win10 updates, repeatedly applying, failing, and rolling back. I had to use system restore to get it back to a usable state, then disable the wireless NIC and touchscreen. This let it get through the WU and seemed to solve some of the sketchy behavior such as losing keystrokes and randomly shifting focus to the windows start button. Also, it was losing focus on the login screen. (while typing the password...quite aggravating!) She hasn't complained about it since, so I can only assume those annoyances have been fixed, or she's just tired of complaining. (I'd bet money on the former!) Good luck!
I have had a number of occasions recently when building a project*, that VS stops and kills Windows completely. The mouse cursor disappears, the text caret stops flashing and even Ctrl-Alt-Del does not work. The only way to get out of it is to power off and on again.
*I think it only happens when I press F5 to build and debug. And the code itself is not exactly complicated.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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