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Re: [PATCH] Obfuscate auth info

From: Peter Lundblad <plundblad_at_google.com>
Date: 2006-10-19 17:05:29 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz writes:
> 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
>
+1.

Regards,
//Peter

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