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Re: Filezilla's silent caching of user's credentials
From: silky <michaelslists () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:08:15 +1100

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Christian Sciberras <uuf6429 () gmail com> wrote:
If the encryption key stays on the same PC, there is absolutely no security
in that. Given that this is open source, security through obscurity can't
even start working (-> encrypting local files with a local key / using
custom algo == security through obscurity).

No, you are completely wrong and I encourage you to specifically
consider a layered threat model or perhaps just read the information
*already presented* in this thread. Not all attackers are created
equally.

There is no question here. There is no discussion. It should be done,
and if it is not, password saving should be stopped in FileZilla or an
alternative program should be sought. It's that simple.

(Note that BeyondCompare and probably at least N other programs out
there *do* perform a trivial encoding of the passwords, and it is a
good and appropriate policy).


Chris.

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