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Android VKB saves and suggests passwords in plaintext

asked 2013-12-25 00:57:26 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 16:35:50 +0300

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If you type your password in Android application, it saves it in word suggestions, and after some time it will start suggesting it right after you type first letter of it.

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Which version of Sailfish OS are you running? it was supposed to be fixed in

rainisto ( 2013-12-26 11:35:39 +0300 )edit Updated into it right before even starting to use my Jolla, so it indeed still exists in Laadunjärvi.

jjyks ( 2013-12-27 09:45:48 +0300 )edit

can you still reproduce this in

rainisto ( 2014-01-10 13:41:48 +0300 )edit

Not sure, my passwords are still saved, but they don't show up as first suggestions any more because of "remember password" option in most programs. Wouldn't like to reset whole device to get rid of those couple words. If there is some way to just reset/remove word suggestions i'm ready to try it.

jjyks ( 2014-01-10 19:19:01 +0300 )edit

The issue seems to be present still: https://together.jolla.com/question/12896/why-my-passwords-appear-in-plain-text-above-the-virtual-keyboard-as-input-options-o/ (or there are many users still on an old release)

Mohjive ( 2014-01-11 19:13:25 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-10-26 08:53:42 +0300

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updated 2015-10-26 09:21:30 +0300

This bug is not bound to android apps only. It also occurs on native SF browser. It seems that some password forms are not interpreted as such, e.g. outlook.com.

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