Tuesday, June 3, 2008
This appears on Safari password boxes when you use HTTP authentication without HTTPS. "Your password will be sent in the clear". I mean, I know what they're trying to say, but it's hardly the most obvious message, now, is it? The phrase only appears a few hundred times on Google.
It's surprising here because Apple is famed for its dialogs, especially since the release of MacOS X. The Windows Vista usability guidelines (which even Microsoft don't seem to be to inclined to follow) even take some inspiration from them.