[Bug 959780] [NEW] Password should be encrypted in gnome keyring

Dylan Weremeichik 959780 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Mar 19 22:55:26 UTC 2012

Public bug reported:

Currently Empathy stores the passwords for your account in plain text inside gnome key-ring. This approach is safer than others however if someone has physical access to your computer, and can find a way to log in to your account, they have access to your key-ring. Now suppose you have a Google talk account, your password for that is the same for all of your Google accounts, including emails. I'm sure you can see where this is going from here. 
Canoncial thinks it's a good idea to encrypt what they store in there, why should empathy be any lesser?

** Affects: empathy (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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