Odd msg received from list

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Nov 15 00:30:56 CET 2013


Verde Denim wrote:
> The message also listed my
> account password, which I found odd.

You mean the message contained your actual password,
in plain text? That's not just odd, it's rather worrying
for at least two reasons. First, what business does a
message like that have carrying a password, and second,
it means the server must be keeping passwords in a
readable form somewhere, which is a really bad idea.

-- 
Greg



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