Accounts.xml stores passwords in plain text.

Frank Lanitz linux at
Tue Dec 18 05:35:00 EST 2007

Zitat von Mark Doliner <mark at>:

> 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.

Sounds good.


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