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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sat May 4 16:35:26 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-05-03 at 13:04 -0700, Dan Mashal wrote:
> Hi,
> In the latest Fedora 19 Beta TC2 install after I got through the
> initial steps of the install I started to setup my root password.
> To my surprise my password was shown in plain text instead of bullets.
> 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?

Well, that escalated quickly.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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