Activity log for bug #1912356

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2021-01-19 14:33:34 Tectuktitlay bug added bug
2021-01-19 14:33:57 Tectuktitlay information type Private Security Public
2021-01-19 15:49:40 Paul White affects ubuntu gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
2021-01-20 02:32:13 Daniel van Vugt gnome-shell (Ubuntu): importance Undecided Low
2021-01-20 02:37:40 Daniel van Vugt gnome-shell (Ubuntu): status New Incomplete
2021-01-20 02:37:50 Daniel van Vugt bug added subscriber Daniel van Vugt
2021-01-20 19:59:01 Tectuktitlay tags focal fossa login password ubuntu apport-collected focal fossa login password ubuntu
2021-01-20 19:59:02 Tectuktitlay description When logging into Ubuntu's main login screen there is a toggle to show the password (the little eye on the right side of the password input box). If the previous user enabled this when logging in and left this in an enabled state, that state will persist. The next user logging in, after the previous logged out, will type his or her password and it will be plainly visible on screen. Consider that: - Typing passwords is often routine (a new user might often not notice in time his or her password appears unmasked) - The state of the eye icon might not be clear by itself - Password masking not being enabled by default is not standard, and for good reason This happens when logging into Ubuntu (Focal Fossa 20.04) on a default install. When logging into Ubuntu's main login screen there is a toggle to show the password (the little eye on the right side of the password input box). If the previous user enabled this when logging in and left this in an enabled state, that state will persist. The next user logging in, after the previous logged out, will type his or her password and it will be plainly visible on screen. Consider that: - Typing passwords is often routine (a new user might often not notice in time his or her password appears unmasked) - The state of the eye icon might not be clear by itself - Password masking not being enabled by default is not standard, and for good reason This happens when logging into Ubuntu (Focal Fossa 20.04) on a default install. --- ProblemType: Bug ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.14 Architecture: amd64 CasperMD5CheckResult: skip CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME DisplayManager: gdm3 DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04 InstallationDate: Installed on 2021-01-04 (16 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS "Focal Fossa" - Release amd64 (20200731) NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia Package: gnome-shell 3.36.4-1ubuntu1~20.04.2 PackageArchitecture: amd64 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.8.0-38.43~20.04.1-generic 5.8.18 RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.36.7+git20201123-0.20.04.1 Tags: focal Uname: Linux 5.8.0-38-generic x86_64 UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin lxd plugdev sambashare sudo _MarkForUpload: True
2021-01-20 19:59:03 Tectuktitlay attachment added Dependencies.txt https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1912356/+attachment/5454950/+files/Dependencies.txt
2021-01-20 19:59:04 Tectuktitlay attachment added GsettingsChanges.txt https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1912356/+attachment/5454951/+files/GsettingsChanges.txt
2021-01-20 19:59:06 Tectuktitlay attachment added ProcCpuinfoMinimal.txt https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1912356/+attachment/5454952/+files/ProcCpuinfoMinimal.txt
2021-01-20 19:59:07 Tectuktitlay attachment added ProcEnviron.txt https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1912356/+attachment/5454953/+files/ProcEnviron.txt
2021-01-20 19:59:08 Tectuktitlay attachment added ShellJournal.txt https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1912356/+attachment/5454954/+files/ShellJournal.txt
2021-01-21 02:01:14 Daniel van Vugt summary Password visibility toggle stays active during login of next user Password visibility toggle stays active during login of next user (gdm's gnome-shell process stays running)
2021-01-21 02:01:27 Daniel van Vugt gnome-shell (Ubuntu): status Incomplete Triaged
2021-01-21 02:03:24 Daniel van Vugt tags apport-collected focal fossa login password ubuntu apport-collected focal fossa login nvidia password ubuntu
2021-01-21 02:03:31 Daniel van Vugt summary Password visibility toggle stays active during login of next user (gdm's gnome-shell process stays running) [nvidia] Password visibility toggle stays active during login of next user (gdm's gnome-shell process stays running)