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

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Sat May 4 03:48:06 UTC 2013

On 2013-05-03 14:26 (GMT-0700) Dan Mashal composed:

> Chris Murphy wrote:

>> Dan Mashal wrote:

>>> I believe that this is a major security risk and that this is a new UI
>>> change going forward and this is not a bug.

>>> Do you think this is a good idea?

>> No. I think it's a bug, and a bug should be filed on it.

> closed as NOTABUG.


> So I just wanted to email other intelligent people and see if I was
> crazy or stupid.

Yet another case of trying to "fix" what isn't broken.

Are any of the several who closed the bug more than 20 years old?

Crazy is the unexpected behavior of echoing back typed password characters. 
Where else, if anywhere, is this happening? Never in 40 computing years can I 
remember ever seeing password characters echoed for viewing.
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words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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