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Re: RE : Putty Proxy login/password discolsure....(Answer from PUTTY Staff)
From: Simon Tatham <anakin () pobox com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:45:28 +0100

Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen () gatech edu> wrote:

Why can't you generate the encryption key from a passphrase?

Because requiring the user to type in their passphrase at the start
of the session in order to decrypt their proxy password is no more
convenient than requiring them to type in the proxy password
Simon Tatham         "What a caterpillar calls the end of the
<anakin () pobox com>    world, a human calls a butterfly."

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