[Pidgin] #6272: Concern about security

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue Jul 8 07:22:05 EDT 2008

#6272: Concern about security
Reporter:  ox90    |       Owner:  lschiere    
    Type:  defect  |      Status:  new         
Priority:  minor   |   Component:  unclassified
 Version:  2.4.3   |    Keywords:              
 Pending:  0       |  
 Dear developers,

                whether it is known or not isn't an issue but I am
 concerned about the fact that the accounts.xml file contains each account
 and the corresponding password in clear text and view. I find this to be a
 potential problem since anyone who has access to the computer can find out
 different account passwords so easily.

 I think the passwords either need not be recorded in the file or need to
 at least be encrypted by sha1 or md5 password hashing encryption.


Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/6272>
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