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Use color to obscure text
Authored by: brh on Jul 08, '10 10:24:45AM

Did you folks read the hint? Submitter keeps the file in an encrypted disk image - that's the real security. It's not just some file floating around in the clear for anyone to access. The color thing is just an additional layer so that if the submitter needs access to a password, and someone is lingering around their area, they won't see the entire list.

I agree that there are better ways to do this, such as keychain - though keychain won't be cross platform. But I think people are being a little unfair here in assuming that the color trick is the first line of defense here…

Edit - got beaten to the punch there…!

Edited on Jul 08, '10 10:27:15AM by brh

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