[OT] Security question

Frank Millman frank at chagford.com
Thu Dec 22 06:10:04 EST 2016


"Chris Angelico"  wrote in message 
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>
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Frank Millman <frank at chagford.com> wrote:
> > What about the second part of my query? Is it acceptable that they keep
> > passwords on their system in clear text?
>
> Well no, absolutely not. I referred to "decrypting" the password,
> which is all you can actually be certain of here - they may well be
> storing the passwords in an encrypted form, but it can be decrypted.
>

[snip much fascinating info]

Thanks for all the info, Chris.

This is clearly a subject you feel strongly about!

Much appreciated.

Frank




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