Accounts.xml stores passwords in plain text.

Ankit Singla anksingla at
Tue Dec 18 01:58:31 EST 2007

Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 22:34:08 -0600, Gary Kramlich wrote
>> Mark Doliner wrote:
>>> I think we made a few releases where ICQ was using the same MD5 algorithm used
>>> by AIM, and it worked for maybe 99% of the people.  But it failed for the
>>> remainder of the people, while the older XOR method worked.  So we switched
>>> back.  We could try it again if people want.
>>> -Mark
>> Can't we just make this an account option?
> That's certainly possible.  It's not really something users should have to
> deal with, though.  I'd rather just try md5 and if that fails then fall back
> to XOR.
> -Mark
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That sounds like a good solution to me.
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