'Big Honking Security Hole' or something else?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 08:18:52 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 03:01, Anthony Papillion <papillion at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, tonight I've been poking around my system and was looking around in
> the Password and Encryption Keys application.  I've stored a few website
> logins and I notice they are sitting there IN PLAIN TEXT and very readable!
> While I grant that accessing this information would probably require
> physical access to the machine (though, maybe, SSH would allow access to
> it too), isn't this a problem?  The fact that usernames and passwords
> are just sitting there in clear text?
> Is there something I'm not understanding?

it may or may not be a problem. Which file, exactly, was the data in?
Did you previously unlock your keyring?

I happen to agree that even if the keyring is unlocked the data should
not be sitting around in plain text.

Dotan Cohen


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