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



Quoting Baptiste Jammet (baptiste@mailoo.org):
> 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 ?

Indeed. This is from cdebconf's changelog:

  * Allow one to show/hide characters typed in password field with the GTK+ and
    Newt frontends. Closes: #700924.

Fixed in cdebconf 0.197


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