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Re: Password stored in clear text!

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-08-22 01:50:39 CEST

On 8/21/06, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@comcast.net> wrote:
> Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > On 8/21/06, Stephen Adler <adler@stephenadler.com> wrote:
> >> Guys,
> >>
> >> in .subversion/auth/svn.simple/d03da0c1495ff5b9551c9e3487f24f94, my
> >> password to
> >> my account is stored in clear text! Is this secure?
> >
> > It's stored with permissions such that you're the only user who can
> > read it.
> Unless you have it on a laptop someone else has physical access to. Or you
> backup your home directory. Or you share home directories via NFS. Or......
> The legion of ways to nab stored clear-text passwords is pretty large. It's
> something that bugs the tar out of me.

Then you can use one of the numerous options that don't cache the
password. Problem solved.


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