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Re: plaintext passwords - my 0.02c

From: Greg Thomas <thomasgd_at_omc.bt.co.uk>
Date: 2006-07-19 13:11:35 CEST

On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:45:06 +0300, Saulius Grazulis <grazulis@akl.lt>

>Anyone gaining physical access to the disk or its copies
>(backups) will be able to retrieve the stored information, bypassing OS
>autentication, protection of the directories and so on.

This is not always true. A proper encryption scheme will only allow an
individual holding the correct password access to the data, short of a
lengthy brute-force attack.

I believe that this sort of scheme is what is used to store the
passwords on Win32 boxes.


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