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Re: Password stored in clear text!

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-23 21:53:03 CEST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Pereira" <jeremyp@jeremyp.net>
To: "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel@comcast.net>
Cc: "Sub Version" <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: Password stored in clear text!

> On 23 Aug 2006, at 11:30, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

>> Well, true. It's most easily enforceable on machines where I'm the
>> sys-admin, and could put my copy in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.
> PATH=$HOME/unauthorisedsvn/bin:$PATH
> export PATH
> svn ....

Again, true. They could also create a .login message that says "My Password
is: XXXX".

But there's a practical distinction between leaving the passwords lying
around by default in a well-known, accessible space (and having permissions
of 700 is still pretty accessible, especially in an NFS home directory
environment or a laptop or unencrypted backup environment!), and in leaving
user's enough room to hang themselves if they really insist.

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