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Re: Passwords in the clear update

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 04:32:29 -0700
Message-ID: <48EF3D4D.7070208@metalab.unc.edu>
To: "Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <rden@loc.gov>
Cc: John Kemp <john.kemp@nokia.com>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>, www-tag@w3.org

Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress wrote:
> A blanket admonishment: "do not ever, under any circumstance, use passwords
> in the clear", is fairly useless, most everyone will ignore it. People are
> not going to stop. Better to educate people on the dangers.

Give that blanket admonishment, and then explain the reasons behind it; 
but don't compromise the good advice because you think it may not be 
followed by all people in all circumstances.

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Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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