Lotus Notes security: Changing image for password

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I've recently noticed in Lotus Notes that when it asks for my password, it always shows a screen with a picture that appears to change after a new character is entered (after the fifth character).

Now I'm not sure if this is security related but is this a way to distract an attacker from looking at the keyboard as I type? Is this an effective method?

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