Re: Kmail passwords
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On Monday, 2012-01-23, Peter G Nikolic wrote:
> > In any case this won't change anything for the thread starter until there
> > is a service implementation that does not store the data in an encrypted
> > file but in plain text based file(s).
> > Cheers,
> > Kevin
> Errrrrrrrrrrrr the passwords were never stored as PLAIN TEXT in the old
> kmailrc files they were always munged somehow
True, obfusicated. Pretty worthless security wise though.
> a far superiour idea ti
> this new crazy idea of centeralised password storage
Can't agree on crazy since I think secure storage is hard to do and should not
be reimplemented again and again.
Definitely not new though, KWallet exists since KDE 2 times.
Used even for form completion data.
> screw one file bing
> all your passwords gone
True, though I never heard about that have happend. Easier to backup though.
> old style screw a file only passwords for that
> application gone everything else unnafected far safer
So I take it you don't mind security related data being properly encrypted as
long as it is spread over several files?
Should be possible to implement a secret service doing that, maybe gnome-
keyring even does?
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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