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Re: Filezilla's silent caching of user's credentials
From: silky <michaelslists () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 09:41:18 +1100
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Mutiny <mutiny () kevinbeardsucks com> wrote:
The issue is that someone gained access to that file. You sharing your
drives over the internet with read privileges? You have other
vulnerable software being leveraged to read that file? Would you prefer
they MD5'd it? It sounds like your issue is that your password is
stored. I mean, they moved your encrypted password from passwd to
shadow for a reason, but that doesn't change the fact that it's stored
and if someone doesn't need access to shadow or passwd, they shouldn't
Stop logging into your FTP server from a public terminal with Filezilla.
The passwords should be encoded so-as to avoid trivial searching. End
of story. It takes 10 minutes to do from a development point of view,
and there is no excuse.
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