Commercial use

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Sun Jan 15 06:08:33 EST 2012


Kevin Stange wrote:
> On 01/14/12 23:13, Dennis Carr wrote:
>> On Sat, 14 Jan 2012, JJCash at dstsystems.com wrote:
>> passwords are NOT stored in plaintext (examination of
>> ~/.purple/accounts.xml) - I'm not clear on the encryption scheme though.
> 
> This is not a correct statement.  Passwords are not encrypted in the
> accounts.xml file in any way.
> 

The position on this is that it would be security by obscurity, and 
fairly easily defeated.  Storing of passwords can be turned off.


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