[Mailman-Developers] Hashing member passwords in config.pck
barry at python.org
Sat Feb 12 15:02:54 CET 2005
On Sat, 2005-02-12 at 02:07, Bob Puff wrote:
> So let me ask this: if we drop passwords for everything but the private
> archives, do we really need to do anything differently than the format
> currently in place? Do they really need to be one-way encrypted? Being able
> to email a forgotten password has its benefits.
It's still worthwhile (in the long run) to hash the passwords. Some
people tend to re-use them, so stealing Mailman passwords can
potentially lead to cascading attacks. Password resets are fine.
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