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

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at
Sat May 4 03:40:33 UTC 2013

I didn't notice this the last time I did an install. But yes, it's a
*problem* if it does that. I'll upvote or whatever if someone re-opens; I
do so many installs in coffee shops that I would flat out not use a distro
that did this!

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:

> On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 23:26:51 -0400,
>   Rahul Sundaram <metherid at> wrote:
>> On 05/03/2013 11:22 PM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>>> It's not like the people entering the password don't know it is visible.
>> On the contrary, it is entirely unexpected that the UI will not hide it.
> Are you refering to someone ther than the person who is looking at the
> screen while typing in their password? Surely the person doing that will
> know it is visible and not enter it while someone is obviously looking at
> their screen.
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