Fwd: about accounts file

Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at gmail.com
Sat Aug 24 15:16:03 EDT 2013

I've never much understood Pidgins perspective on this.  Even base64 is
obscure enough to keep a human from reading it over the shoulder.

The Unix argument seems to be pragmatic and naive in an Active Directory
dominated industry.  I for one agree with the OP, clear text is frightening
to see, regardless of the technicalities around how secure it is.

Love pidgin tho... :)

On Aug 24, 2013 2:49 PM, "Kevin Stange" <kstange at pidgin.im> wrote:

> On 08/24/2013 11:13 AM, Fernando Jung wrote:
> > is there any way to encrypt the "~/.purple/accounts.xml" files? in it is
> > all my accounts setting saved as plain text, including my passwords,
> > which is not very secure
> Please see:
> https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/PlainTextPasswords
> In 3.0.0, which is under development, we will support keyring systems,
> which will allow you to encrypt your passwords in the keyring rather
> than store them within the pidgin configuration.
> Kevin
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