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From "Th. Schapitz" <shalmane...@ePost.de>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 33354] - input task should hide password entries
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2005 17:18:01 GMT
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>------- Additional Comments From stevel@apache.org  2005-02-02 14:31 -------
>Richard,
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>To call getpass() we'd need a JNI implementation for every platform that ant
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Not necessarily so!
See here: 
http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Security/pwordmask/

The problem is known at sun, and a fix pending, but not yet done.
The article provides a fix, that albeit clumsy, that is a.) backward 
compatible b.) (mostly) portable.

Because this might be interesting for more than one project: how about 
placing a class
for this into commons io?

Regards
Thomas

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