Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd May 2007 00:46 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Today, while I was trying to create a SIP Presence account for VoIPBuster, Pidgin kept crashing. I had to find its settings in my personal folder in order to manually edit the accounts.xml file and remove the entry (so Pidgin could start up again normally instead of keep crashing on load). When I opened the accounts.xml file with a plain text editor, all the passwords of all my accounts were listed out in the open in plain text. This is not a new issue, it was discussed many times before, but it can still be a surprise for most users.
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by ccchips on Wed 23rd May 2007 17:25 UTC
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2006-05-24 copy of Gaim has been refusing to log me in without a manual password, eve though I requested it to remember. I believe they have disabled the feature (or my copy is broke.)

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