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Re: subversion reveals passwords

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 06:29:07 -0400

Duncan Booth <duncan.booth_at_suttoncourtenay.org.uk> writes:
> That isn't the only option. For example you could store a hash locally and
> transfer a hash of the hash. That way you still aren't sending the stored
> value across the network (and you can use a challenge response system to
> ensure the value which is sent is different every time) but if the stored
> password is leaked the original plaintext password (which may be being used
> for other systems too) isn't compromised.

But then the stored hash becomes, effectively, the plaintext password,
and we are still storing it locally.

(Work it out, you'll see what I mean.)

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