Do you think this is a security risk and if not is it a bad UI decision?
awilliam at redhat.com
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:
> > http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/05/04/1248242/fedora-19-to-stop-masking-passwords
> > 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.
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