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Re: security in open source software

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 66.7.202.175] on March 17, 2008 01:43 PM
I whole-heartedly agree with you. Pidgin has worded it very well: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/PlainTextPasswords -- scrambling passwords is a waste of time. If an attacker has read access to the file already, then it doesn't matter whether it's rot13-d. plaintext, or some custom solution. Your security has already been compromised.

Good work on the app! This is the first I've heard of it but I've been wishing I had something that did exactly this for a long time!

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