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Suggestion: Hash saved login info (AirVPN.xml)

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#1 unit13



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:32 PM

Eddie client saves login and password information in AirVPN.xml as cleartext!


I am suggesting this information be hashed when saved, if possible.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <option name="login" value="your-saved-email-address@sample-email-address.com" />
    <option name="password" value="your-AirVPN-password-in-cleartext" />
    <option name="remember" value="True" />



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:38 PM

Maybe I'm not thinking of every possible situation but if a malicious somebody has access to that xml file then it's already over for you - they've gained access to your machine. :)  My VPN username and password would be way down the list of worries. 

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:12 PM


Referencing Windows version.
I just noticed: Why is the AirVPN password in the AirVPN.xml saved in plain text. Is there a chance to save it hashed, at least?

Regards, giga



No, that's not planned at the moment. To save it encrypted in a safe way you should enter a master password (like you do with browsers) that is not stored anywhere, so it would be totally identical to as it is now when you don't keep "Remember" ticked. Different methods can be invented and made secure regardless of client program source code exposure but what would the point be...?

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