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security in open source software

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on March 15, 2008 04:38 PM
I'm the author of Specto, and I'm still not convinced of the benefits of encrypting passwords (since the file is chmodded already) when the software that uses them is open source. This is like DRM in the way that "it can't work". Or you could provide me with convincing arguments that it can indeed work:

In the 0.3 dev branches, the passwords are scrambled (not my doing, but I guess I can leave it be). But I find this silly. Whatsmore, it even introduced a bug or two. What are your thoughts on the issue? I would be glad to hear them in that bug report.


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