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Some newer web sites that require login have put the username and password entry on separate pages. I.e., you enter the username on one page and then are redirected to a second page for password entry. Is this considered to be more secure than the traditional method of entering the username and password on the same page?

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The only advantage I can see is that it slows down probes of a login system.  In addition to just the time to process two vs one screen, it would not be hard to slow roll repeated password tries for a given username.

You wouldn't want to look up username and slow roll sending the password screen for bad usernames. That would reveal when they got the first part correct.


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