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Re: show differences

From: ESSI - Billie H. Cleek <bcleek_at_essystemsinc.com>
Date: 2006-09-21 21:05:26 CEST


It's not my intention to argue about the security merits, but I do want
to point out that the authentication data is already in RAM by virtue of
two facts: the authentication information exists in the textboxes, and
the authentication information is passed to the server.

In any case, I am able to see my diff just fine, it's just that even
after getting the diff and displaying the TortoiseMerge window there are
repeated authentication attempts. It would seem to me that if I'm doing
a diff and TSVN is able to get that diff and display the TortoiseMerge
window, then what else is it trying to get my authentication information

Stefan Küng wrote:
> ESSI - Billie H. Cleek wrote:
> But previous versions also failed many times when trying to do the diff.
> I've decided it's better to let TSVN get some information beforehand and
> use that information for the diff than having it fail too often.
> But that would mean keeping the authentication data in RAM, and *that*
> would be a security risk (that data could be written to the disk in the
> swap file), or could be read by malware.
> And seriously: don't you trust your fellow coworkers in your office that
> little bit? If you don't, then you also must always lock your computer
> when you walk away.
> And besides: if you forget to lock your station and they have access to
> it, then they can do more harm using only your windows credentials than
> they can do with your access to a Subversion repository.
> Stefan

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