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Re: Security issue in Filezilla3.0.9.2:passwordsare stored in plain text (sitemanager.xml)
From: "Joey Mengele" <joey.mengele () hushmail com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 14:22:17 -0400


On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:02:34 -0400 "Garrett M. Groff" 
<groffg () gmgdesign com> wrote:

The topic write-ups for data compression and cryptography (go to 
that page 
in lieu of "encryption") are reasonably good. You can then branch 
to other 
sources for the sake of verification via cross referencing. That 
should help 
to elucidate the substantial difference between encrypting data 
compressing data.

Reasonably good? Says who? Chairman Mao?

As far as Wikipedia being a scholarly source, I'd say that 
scholars will 
choose many sources, Wikipedia among them. Someone [citation 
needed!] once 
commented about Wikipedia that it has 10 times the information as 
encyclopedia volume but with a 10% reduction in accuracy. Indeed, 
one would 
be wise to cross reference any information gleaned from Wikipedia 
that is to 
be used for anything more substantial than satisfying mere 
curiosity. But 
using Wikipedia as an initial resource doesn't seem like a bad 
idea to me.

To you? What is your credibility?

Coming back to the topic at hand, I hope that this will wrap up 
your concern 
over the perceived weakness in FileZilla (which, as it turns out, 
is simply 
an innate weakness of using FTP).

I disagree. The flaw that I have discovered still lies in the 
FileZilla implementation of FTP. Until a SCHOLARLY source can 
contradict my findings, I do not anticipate anyone on this list or 
elsewhere swaying me. Thanks for your time but it is back to the 
grill for me.

- G


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