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  1. mrbofus

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    I have an Exchange account that requires a password; with the newest firmware update as of June 29, that works fine. However, when I input my password on the unlock screen, it shows it in plaintext and doesn't mask it as I enter each letter as most phones do. Under the Security settings, I do not have "Visible passwords" checked, so the password shouldn't show, but it does.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
     

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    close the keyboard when you goto type it. might be a checkbox under the keyboard you can't see that says "show password"
     
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    Unfortunately, on the phone unlock screen, the two buttons are "Emergency call" and "Unlock"; there are no options to hide the password.
     
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    I'm seeing the exact same problem... I think this might be a bug.
     
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    Is this the exchange security password and NOT the password for the exchange email account password??? If this is what I think it is, you can have them as 2 separate passwords or "bypass" the unlock password with lockpicker from the market.

    If this isn't what you are referring to, I'm not sure what you mean.
     
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    That is what I'm referring to Kelmar, but that just hides the issue. It is definately a nice app as I hate entering my pass every time I unlock my phone. But I don't want to be the one responsible for losing any company information should I lose my phone. Thanks though!
     
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    I replaced my Exchange password with the Pattern lock using lockpicker.

    download lockpicker (do not activate) > remove Exchange account > set up pattern lock (in setting) > add Exchange account > activate lockpicker

    now you don't have to worry about ur password being shown...
     
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