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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sun May 5 16:55:27 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-05-05 at 15:50 +0200, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> On 05/04/2013 06:35 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> >
> > 
> > Well, that escalated quickly.
> And in one of the replies:
>   "I like the way Windows 8 addressed this problem. They added a button that
>   looks like an eye on the right hand side of the password field to show
>   the password as you've typed it. That seems like a better compromise than
>   briefly showing the password characters."
> I think Microsoft just succeeded in teaching Linux something about security practices.
> And this is not something to be proud of.

That seems to be needless hyperbole. The 'have a button to toggle the
status' solution was proposed in the 2009 discussion already.
Adam Williamson
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