Do you think this is a security risk and if not is it a bad UI decision?
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Sat May 4 03:22:47 UTC 2013
On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 23:11:56 -0400,
Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
>On 05/03/2013 10:59 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>>Many UI decisions are unprecedented. That doesn't justify reopening
>>bugs that the maintainer has closed. If you want to have a
>>discussion about whether or not this is a reasonable UI decision,
>>do so somewhere other than Bugzilla
>This isn't a minor UI change but that one that has fairly serious
>security and privacy concerns. I feel more than justified in
>reopening the bug.
It's not like the people entering the password don't know it is visible.
I expect people to take reasonable precautions when entering it given
that information. Actually being able to see a password you are creating
can help with memory and this could conceivably encourage people to choose
more complex passwords.
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