Do you think this is a security risk and if not is it a bad UI decision?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Sat May 4 03:22:47 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 23:11:56 -0400,
   Rahul Sundaram <metherid at> 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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