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

Dan Mashal dan.mashal at
Sat May 4 03:51:20 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda at> wrote:
> 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.

I don't want to make personal attacks on someone's maturity as much as
I have been frustrated since the "new and improved anconda UI"
introduced in Fedora 18.

Please try not to turn this in to a personal flame war.


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