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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For the past week or so, people have been talking about a “security issue” in Seahorse. This sums up my opinion on the matter:
This isn't a security issue, and there is no good way to fix it.
A password managing daemon, such as GNOME Keyring, increases the security of stored passwords for the following reasons:
So, if GNOME Keyring increases the security of user credentials, why can you see your passwords exposed in plain text when you open Seahorse? Because you've unlocked the keyring using your login password.