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I really think the plain-text thing is the elephant in the room that PerlMonks admins aren't talking about.

I would really appreciate a statement from someone explaining why they were stored in plain text.

The whole thing is roughly as ironic as when Amazon removed "1984" from Kindles -- this is a place of wisdom, of Best Practice, of knowledge and years of study, and as everyone else is saying, we always tell people to encrypt passwords. Not doing so is a rookie mistake.

The fact that PerlMonks didn't follow its own wise advice makes the whole site a laughing-stock, and Perl by association.


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in thread Status of Recent User Information Leak by Co-Rion

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