security issues - switching to what?

Carl Karsten carl at
Tue Mar 14 07:59:36 UTC 2006

Lamp wrote:

> Why on God's green earth was the password ever written to a file in
> the first place?!?!??  I use ubuntu because it's "easy," not expecting
> it to be ultra secure, but this is ridiculous.  To compound the
> problem the explanation given is awful... "since these files were
> world-readable" should have been, "some dumbass wrote code that wrote
> clear text passwords to disk"--the readability of the files is
> irrelevant.    I'm switching distros ASAP, there's no way I can trust
> ubuntu after this.

What are you switching to?

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