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Password in Plain Text on Windows 10

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Hello All,

I am a new AirVPN user running Windows 10 who just signed up for the service today. As I was setting up the Eddie client I noticed AirVPN saves some info locally as xml files.

Using Notepad I opened up the default.xml, located at C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\AirVPN\ and was surprised to see my AirVPN password in plain text!

Has anyone else noticed this?

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Yes. If you're concerned, don't save your credentials. :) On Linux this is less of a problem since that file is made readable for root only.


Four simple things:
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Running TOR exits is discouraged. They're subject to restrictions on the internet and harm all AirVPN users.

Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, you'll be unique among the mass again.

 

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  Yes. If you're concerned, don't save your credentials. :) On Linux this is less of a problem since that file is made readable for root only.

Do what giganerd suggested.
Better yet if you don't like Eddie App switch to native OpenVPN.

 

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