[Blink] Blink stores plain word passwords in its config file?
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Thu Nov 25 09:38:15 CET 2010
Am 24.11.2010 16:23, schrieb Adrian Georgescu:
> Helo Juha,
> Security goes beyond the storage of your account password.
> How about your call recordings, chat messages, file transfers and
> history with whom you had conversations? Are they less important than
> your password? They would not fit in the key-chain, would they? This
> data is more important than the password and is stored on your disk
> for anyone to access once you laptop is stolen, isn't it?
It depends on how valuable your conversation is - I think in my cases
the password is more important :-)
> Losing my password is the last worry I have, what can the damage be
> for losing my password? 20 dollars for accessing the PSTN?
If you have pre-paid. If not you can get a quiet high telephone-bill (no
provider has bullet-proof fraud detection systems)
> Seriously, when it has to do my personal communications, I have much
> more to lose when my laptop gets stolen, namely the data that has
> more value than the password. The password I can change but if my
> personal data ends up in other's hands is expensive to cope with the
True. But the good thing is that usually you notice if someone steals
your laptop. If someone steals your password you do not notice.
> Investing in protecting a password with a convoluted scheme even as
> widely used as keychain where people check the box to remember
> everything anyway as they get annoyed by the same question over and
> over again, adds little value for an open source program that can
> print the password with only one line of code once extracted from the
> Encrypting your home directory is the only things that can protect
> all your data, not just the password.
I wonder if there is a way to prevent that blink gets modified?
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