plain text password

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Mon Jul 26 04:51:06 PDT 2010

* David Stibbe:

> How come that a mailing list for developers sends me a confirmation
> email containing the password for my account, chosen by myself, in
> plain text?

Huh?  If you actually sniffed on the wire, you'd have noticed that it
was encrypted.

Florian Weimer                <fweimer at>
BFK edv-consulting GmbH
Kriegsstraße 100              tel: +49-721-96201-1
D-76133 Karlsruhe             fax: +49-721-96201-99

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