Re: Password Security

Even though you should not have allowed his friend from accessing your account, I think it's possible to add a control so the hidden passwords are only displayed if a master password is provided. This is the behavior of Mozilla Firefox, for example.

This master password can live on the User Wallet, or wherever NM uses to store the connections' passwords.

2011/6/8 Timo Babst <timo babst epfl ch>
Hello, I am using NetworkManager Applet 0.8. It works great except for one very annoying thing : there is a checkbox that says "show password" and someone (luckily a friend) was able to copy my password just by using this little funny feature. Could'nt you make sure that the user has to be root in order to view the password? It IS very annoying, since this feature makes every password absolutely useless. Sorry to be so direct, but this really is a BIG issue for me (and I think it should not be too hard to change it for the guy who developped it).

Best regards,

Timo Babst
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