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Re: [PATCH] Obfuscate auth info

From: Alex Holst <a_at_mongers.org>
Date: 2006-10-19 12:31:14 CEST

Quoting Ph. Marek (philipp.marek@bmlv.gv.at):
> > It is *not true* that any password storage mechanism is insecure ...
> > Mac's keychain, or Window's FS encryption certificate, can only be
> > unlocked with the user's password -- that's done exactly once when the
> > user logs in, the session keys are stored in secure memory (presumably)
> > and go away when the user logs out.
> Which is similar to the ssh-agent problem I mentioned.
> Walk to the machine when the user has gone to fetch a coffee, and you're
> in ...

This has nothing to do with obfuscation of auth data, but I would hope
that anyone organisation who uses single sign-on type technologies have
told their users they will be fired if they leave their workstation
unlocked when it's unattended.

-- 
I prefer the dark of the night, after midnight and before four-thirty,
when it's more bare, more hollow.                http://a.mongers.org 
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