<input type="password" name="password">
The input element with a type attribute whose value is
password creates a single-line text field similar to the input
type=text, except that text is not displayed as the user enters it.
<input type="password" name="password" placeholder="Password">
Placeholder text is shown in plain text and is overwritten automatically when a user starts typing.
Note: Some browsers and systems modify the default behavior of the password field to also display the most recently typed character for a short duration, like so: