188.8.131.52: Masked entry
Where auditory output is provided as non-visual access to closed functionality, and the characters displayed are masking characters, the auditory output shall not be a spoken version of the characters entered unless the auditory output is known to be delivered only to a mechanism for private listening, or the user explicitly chooses to allow non-private auditory output.
- Masking characters are usually displayed for security purposes and include, but are not limited to asterisks representing personal identification numbers.
- Unmasked character output might be preferred when closed functionality is used, for example, in the privacy of the user's home. A warning highlighting privacy concerns might be appropriate to ensure that the user has made an informed choice.
|Type of compliance||Testing|
|Result||Pass: Any check is true
Fail: All checks are false