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Bug#847038: Bug#768914: Bug#847038: Wireless password displayed in clear

Hi all,

Le 05/12/2016 07:32, Christian PERRIER a écrit :
Quoting willy@infradead.org (willy@infradead.org):
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.

This is #768914 and FWIW, I personnaly do not agree with changing the
password phrase prompt to hide the text as typed.

The only idea that comes to my mind is a (low priority) debconf
question before the passphrase prompt, asking users whether they want
the passphrase to be shown as typed or not.

Since d-i Stretch Alpha x (verified with daily images), there is a checkbox "Show password" during the {root,user}-password questions. As a non-tech user, I wonder if this can be used for the wifi passphrase too ?


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