Accounts.xml stores passwords in plain text.

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Mon Dec 17 14:43:27 EST 2007

On Dec 17, 2007 2:35 PM, Billy Crook <billycrook at> wrote:

> Further, most chat protocols themselves don't encrypt
> your passwords during transit, so encrypting them on the disk won't do
> any good.

This isn't entirely true. I'm not aware of any major services that send
plaintext or plaintext equivalent passwords over the wire.

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