Pidgin storing password in plain text.

Sean Egan seanegan at
Tue Jun 26 13:15:11 EDT 2007

On 6/26/07, Alagarsamy <alagar at> wrote:
>           I tried Pidgin-2.0 for linux. I find it really awesome. I
> added my yahoo account and also added auto-login feature for this. When
> i see the accounts.xml file in $HOME/.pidgin/accounts.xml, I shocked to
> see that my password was stored in plain text.

That shock is intended by design. See:


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