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Re: [PATCH] read --echo=[yes|no|wildcard]

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] read --echo=[yes|no|wildcard]
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 16:22:26 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 08:56:18AM -0500, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> >Adds a parameter to define echoing behaviour in read.  Then one can use
> >--echo=no or --echo=wildcard to make it suitable for reading passwords.
> I wonder how suitable it is for passwords -- is the memory always erased 
> before jumping to e.g. Linux? (and is it important to hide it from the 
> prying eyes of the root system? Probably...)

Why?  This suggests that the Linux image you just booted is not trusted, which
I find a bit strange.

Robert Millan

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<DRM> What use is a phone call… if you are unable to speak?
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