Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 997014
Please do not echo the last letter in the password dialog
Last modified: 2013-08-14 09:52:12 EDT
Description of problem:
I know this is "cool and in" feature copied from tablets, but on desktops this is useless and very unsecure. When typed in quickly (as passwords are usually typed), I can easily read the whole password and other folks near my LCD screen can do the same. This renders the user passwords useless. Maybe Fedora is used on tablets by some folks but it is minority in comparison with desktop / laptop users. Please provide an option for disabling this "feature" and ship it disabled in Fedora by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type password in login dialog
Last letters are echoed, if typed in quickly the whole password can be easily read.
No letters are echoed.
I think this is either a gtk feature or one of the lightdm-gtk greeter.
(For example, using these same lightdm builds on f19, I don't see what you describe).
(In reply to Rex Dieter from comment #1)
> I think this is either a gtk feature or one of the lightdm-gtk greeter.
Probably, sorry for wrong component.
$ pgrep -l lightdm-gtk
lightdm 2268 2266 4 15:36 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/lightdm-gtk-greeter
This shows in Xfce desktop default installation.
ok, confirmed a gtk3 issue, see bug #994237
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 994237 ***