Bug#847038: Wireless password displayed in clear
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/weekly-builds/amd64/jigdo-cd/firmware-testing-amd64-netinst.jigdo timestamped 2016-11-28 06:24
I was installing over wifi, and encountered two problems.
First, it said it needed non-free firmware for the iwlwifi that it
couldn't find ... but I'd used the non-free jigdo above, so I thought they
probably were on the USB stick. I asked it to look and it found them.
Why didn't it find them the first time?
Second, it prompted me to enter the WPA2 passphrase, but it displays the
password as I typed it instead of masking it with dots the way that it
does for user & root passwords.