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Re: [PATCH] Obfuscate auth info

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2006-10-19 17:02:22 CEST

On 10/19/06, Alex Holst <a@mongers.org> wrote:
> You are kind of proving my point here, Karl. If storing a plain text
> password is enough to keep users from migrating to subversion,
> obfuscation of auth data is clearly perceived (by some decision makers)
> as a security benefit at some level, even when it's not one.

+1.

During the conversation at the summit, I raised the point that having
users complain about their passwords being seen is a *good* thing as
it forces them to think about the problem seriously. If we obfuscate
it, then it means that it'll be out of sight and out of mind. I don't
view that as a good thing at all. -- justin

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