Do you think this is a security risk and if not is it a bad UI decision?
awilliam at redhat.com
Sun May 5 05:33:19 UTC 2013
On Sat, 2013-05-04 at 23:42 -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 5:26 PM, Dan Mashal <dan.mashal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com> wrote:
> >> On May 3, 2013, at 2:04 PM, Dan Mashal <dan.mashal at gmail.com> 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.
> >> Chris Murphy
> >> --
> >> devel mailing list
> >> devel at lists.fedoraproject.org
> >> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel
> > It was.
> > And closed as NOTABUG.
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=959541
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=958608
> > So I just wanted to email other intelligent people and see if I was
> > crazy or stupid.
> Saving passwords in clear text, it makes certain operations easier,
> but makes numerous illicit operations more easy.
Just to avoid any confusion - this is about *displaying* passwords as
they are typed (or masking them). It is not about how they are stored,
there is no change in that regard (we hash and salt them up the wazoo).
The rest of your message shows that you actually understand this, I just
didn't want anyone to read 'saving passwords in clear text' and get
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