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Re: LUKS password gets printed as stars

On 12/18/17, Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/18/17, tomas@tuxteam.de <tomas@tuxteam.de> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 02:53:27PM +0100, Jeroen Mathon wrote:
>> Don't forget to cc root kea, (s)he isn't on list. And oh, don't
>> top post... pretty please :-)
>>> I have never seen any stars in my Luks screen.
>>> As long as it decrypts the drive i see no real issue here.
>> Perhaps root kea doesn't want others to see the passphrase's
>> length? Perhaps it's just custom? Being able to configure
>> that seems a legitimate wish, to me at least.
> It crossed my mind, too, that root kea wanted to mask the ability to
> see password length. I've relied a little on that password length hint
> a time or two out on the Net when using my own passwords.
> These days I've noticed a few places will mask the length by showing
> the wrong number of asterisks. I've seen it go either way where there
> are more asterisks or less asterisks than the actual length of website
> access passwords. If I encounter that feature again soon, I'll come
> back and update with where it was seen.

Ok, I *literally* smacked myself in the head this time. The split
second my first email here successfully posted, a thought occurred...

Is it possible to pre-populate that field somehow in a way that
doesn't change when any given user's moniker (username, account name,
alias) is chosen? I'm imagining it to be in a similar way to how
webmasters can define temporary, explanatory text in online form text

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

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