type="password" for input elements creates a “password input box”.
This attribute creates a single line text entry field where the characters are hidden with
<p> Password: <input type="password" name="password" id="test-password" /> </p>
NOTE: You would never use this type of field to send sensitive data such as SSN’s. For such situations, a site should create a web socket or use an Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection with a server to guarantee secure delivery of data.