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

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Sun May 5 09:59:36 UTC 2013

Le Sam 4 mai 2013 21:52, Adam Williamson a écrit :
>  I think it's generally
> accepted that this is a case of a usability versus security trade-off,
> and the questions are a) exactly how much security does masking provide
> and b) once we have agreed on the terms (exactly how much more usable
> are unmasked passwords? exactly how much more secure are masked
> passwords?) where do we decide Fedora should fall?

c. how reliable is our input stack?

Let's be honest, non-masking in smartphones does not stem from any
security hinsight but from the cheer lack of reliability of virtual

(the worse case I know of is trying to type a 63-char wifi key on a
virtual keybord with non-familiar layout and masked input field)

Nicolas Mailhot

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