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Default password visibility #511

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eloydegen opened this issue Feb 24, 2020 · 4 comments
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Default password visibility #511

eloydegen opened this issue Feb 24, 2020 · 4 comments

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eloydegen commented Feb 24, 2020

After I installed QtPass, the passwords from my already existing pass store are visible by default. I'm not sure if this is an intentional choice or a bug, but I don't think there are any other popular password managers who have this behavior. I think the default setting should be changed to hide them by default. Any thoughts about this?

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annejan commented Feb 24, 2020

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eloydegen commented Feb 24, 2020

I just checked KeepassX, it hides your password by default while there is a button next to it to make it one time visible. This feature would make it by default more secure against shoulder surfing. This is not really a problem with very long randomly generated passwords, but quite less with passphrases. Thankfully, there is already an option to hide them, but I think it should be the default.

If this would be set to the default, I think QtPass also need a button because otherwise you would have to copy the password to another application to make it actually visible.

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annejan commented Feb 24, 2020

Ahhh . . Yes . . we have that option
Screenshot 2020-02-24 at 12 05 10
Might be smart to make it a default (and add the show button)

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annejan commented Feb 24, 2020

Wizard now has: ui->checkBoxHidePassword->setCheckState(Qt::Checked);
NB: This only works with a clean install (default) of course 😉
Screenshot 2020-02-24 at 16 54 35
But this is there for you when you enable ☑️ Hide Password
Screenshot 2020-02-24 at 16 54 45

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