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Don't add passwords to dictionary [duplicate]

asked 2014-01-16 20:34:33 +0200

Ecyrd gravatar image

updated 2014-07-11 23:37:21 +0200

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I may be imagining things, but I was a bit surprised to see that the passwords I use for different online services have been added to the dictionary, and now they pop up whenever I type something that resembles those words e.g. in an sms.

Could you please turn this feature off? Also, a way to empty the password dict would be useful. (And for immediate resolution, path to the dictionary would be good to know.)

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by Mohjive
close date 2014-01-16 22:03:40.073930


Here it seems to be everywhere, not only in Android apps...

TeHeR ( 2014-01-16 21:34:49 +0200 )edit

Unfortunately I can't say whether it's from Sailfish apps or Android, since I've used both to log in to e.g. Facebook. I'm assuming this is a dupe of #829.

Ecyrd ( 2014-01-16 22:04:24 +0200 )edit

@TeHeR, maybe so, but it could be the same issue (password saved into dictionary in Android apps popping up later when using native apps, e.g. sms).

There's also another non-Android-restricted question on the issue, but it's now closed as a duplicate of the first one:


Anyway, I just wanted to inform @Ecyrd about an earlier similar question in case he hadn't noticed it.

ssahla ( 2014-01-16 22:06:40 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-16 22:03:30 +0200

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if you want to remove them it's described here how to do that. it's a bit hackish and not recommended for normal users (my guess is that they will implement a better way to do it in later releases).

For what stores the password, it's android vkb that saves the entries. But when they are stored in the vkb database they are shown everywhere the vkb is used (even native applications).

If you know that you only used a password from a native application but it still got saved you should add that information to the thread @ssahla linked. This is a duplicate.

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