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My next thought is "try to use backspace in your password." Though that could also be found out if you always use backspace in the same position.
I suspect that use of dvorak or some other non-qwerty keyboard might make this a tetch more difficult.
Back to line-by-line input...
Posted Sep 18, 2008 5:30 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
Suppose ssh introduced a line-by-line mode, where editing like
backspace can be done locally by the ssh client? This would of
course require that all software you are trying to feed passwords
to will co-operate in setting the line-mode. Maybe this would
even need a new stty mode?
In the age of dinosaurs, these kinds of line-by-modes were normal
on non-Unix systems. In fact it was quite uncommon for apps to react to
individual characters from terminals. Editing was handled by "smart
terminals" or front-end machines, which fed complete lines (or even
complete filled forms) to The Real Computer.
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