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Re: Security issue in Filezilla stored in plain text (sitemanager.xml)
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:53:55 -0400

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:31:53 EDT, Joey Mengele said:

So are you trying to suggest compression is not as secure as 
encryption? Have you even *read* the RFC in question?

The design goal of most compression algorithms is that *anybody* can take
the compressed data and get back the original.  The design goal of most
encryption is that *only the intended recipient* can decrypt and get the
original data back.

The only question left at this point is whether the contents of your brain were
compressed, or merely encrypted, and which of the two would be more secure.

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