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RE: [dvd-discuss] Fwd: Bush taps Clarke as CyberdefenseChief
- To: "'dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu'" <dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Fwd: Bush taps Clarke as CyberdefenseChief
- From: Richard Hartman <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 10:21:54 -0700
- Reply-To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Sender: owner-dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: D. C. Sessions [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 7:54 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Fwd: Bush taps Clarke as CyberdefenseChief
> On Thursday 11 October 2001 10:02, you wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: D. C. Sessions [mailto:email@example.com]
> > ...
> > >
> > > Microsoft Passport stores login and password information in plain
> > > text on the user's hard drive.
> > >
> > ...
> > Plain text? Somehow I had missed hearing that
> > about Passport (I had heard other problems).
> > I can't believe that MSoft messed up to >that<
> > extent!
> After a bit of further research, it seems that it's stored encrypted
> but passed through the APIs in clear.
That is a more believable screw-up on their part. (And
still a HUGE security hole...)
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!