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

poma pomidorabelisima at gmail.com
Tue May 7 10:35:04 UTC 2013


On 06.05.2013 23:42, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.
> 
> For the record:
> 
> commit da565b769979a031f318dbc727b9888e4f1fb37c
> Author: Chris Lumens <clumens at redhat.com>
> Date:   Mon May 6 17:18:30 2013 -0400
> 
>     Revert "Add signal handlers for controlling password entry
> visibility." (#958608).
>     
>     This reverts commit 99464761dab4e43cfbf8caa059815c6ab67c6282.
> 
> Internet, you may stand down.
> 
> I don't know if the devs plan to look at the various 'compromise'
> solutions that were suggested, or if the plan is just to stick with
> regular old full-on masking. But right now, the status is that we're
> back to full-on masking.

the classic style:
http://goo.gl/NC3FI
more modern style:
https://addons.mozilla.org/En-us/firefox/addon/show-my-password/
wise style:
hurry slowly :)

poma




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