Fractal (the Gnome @matrix client) still stores the logged-in user's password on the computer, even though this is what a client is supposed to *not* do. If my device somehow gets compromised, I can usually remotely delete that session off my account and remain safe, however the Fractal developers thought ( ) that it would be a usability benefit for the user if it remembers their password whenever their session gets remotely signed out. What??

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Basically, anyone who uses Fractal should be aware that it may leak their Matrix account's password in case someone steals their device. This makes it unsuited for use on devices with a high risk of theft and getting compromised, such as phones.

@vurpo This is no longer the case for Fractal Next.

@vurpo @matrix a tangentially similar thing also happens with other communication platforms. Iirc, #wire offers secure means of communication, but stores sent and received messages in plain text on your device.
I wouldn't directly value this as an incredibly bad thing. However you may need to take it into consideration when deciding on your threat model and choosing communication platforms accordingly

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