Bug 959541 - root password is shown when being typed during installation
root password is shown when being typed during installation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 958608
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-03 14:11 EDT by Dan Mashal
Modified: 2013-05-03 21:45 EDT (History)
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Description Dan Mashal 2013-05-03 14:11:32 EDT
root password is shown when being typed during installation

this is a security issue. please undo this change or add an icon to show the password. 

if the password is "insecure" it is reaveled again
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2013-05-03 14:13:23 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 958608 ***
Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2013-05-03 19:34:29 EDT
Reopening this.  I haven't seen a single paper advocating for this or even a single software do what Anaconda is doing here.  Sometimes, you have an option to show passwords and that would be a nice thing to have and mobile UI might show one character at a time when typing (but only because it is very easy to mistype in a cramped screen) but there is no precedent for showing the entire password when the widget is focused.  Please rethink this.  Thanks
Comment 3 Andre Robatino 2013-05-03 19:47:27 EDT
This bug was originally a dupe of the other one, not sure if you intended to reopen this one.
Comment 4 Rahul Sundaram 2013-05-03 21:45:13 EDT
oh, you are right. let me fix this.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 958608 ***

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