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Word prediction should be always turned off when entering passwords in Android apps [released]

asked 2013-12-24 20:59:25 +0200

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updated 2013-12-25 20:53:03 +0200

Currently when you enter a password in some Android appa on Sailfish the word prediction in malit vkb is turned on. It's a security issue, because if someone would be behind your back he can get some hint what password you have based on the words you get from the word prediction mechanism. In my case such situation happened in Amazon Appstore app.

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answered 2013-12-24 23:13:31 +0200

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Please provide the Android app causing this problem for you. Word prediction is turned off on password fields, so it might be that the application in question is using non-standard password fields and needs special attention from us.

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For me it was some of these apps: Firefox, Instagram, Facebook, Steam, Opera beta or Google play. Maybe other people can narrow these programs more.

jjyks ( 2013-12-25 03:57:53 +0200 )edit

Amazon Appstore app

fk_lx ( 2013-12-25 20:53:24 +0200 )edit
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Steam for me at least, btw. anyone know how to reset the autocomplete dictionary without reseting the phone?

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