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

Chris Adams cmadams at
Sat May 4 05:45:55 UTC 2013

Once upon a time, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> said:
> It's not like the people entering the password don't know it is visible. 

Actually, yes it is.  The vast majority of other software that accepts
passwords for any reason hides the passwords as they are typed, so the
general expectation is that passwords are not displayed on the screen.
Many people look down at the keyboard to type and would not necessarily
look up as they are typing the password.  So, they probably won't know
the password is displayed in the clear on their screen until they are

Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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