MC passwords in images?

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at
Fri Nov 4 19:56:47 UTC 2005

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> Since Monticello-bf.266, passwords were removed at image startup. It  
> does not remove the user name, instead, you are asked for the  password 
> if a user name is set but no password.
> Because people did not like having to re-enter the password after  each 
> image start, Monticello-bf.268 changed that to reset the  passwords only 
> if the author initials were reset, too.

Ouch!!! This is so unbelievably naive I can hardly believe it. Does 
anyone besides me realize *when* exactly the author initials get 
cleared? It's when the full path to the image is different. So, let's 
say I have an image which at C:\Squeak\SqueakX.Y.image and I give that 
to somebody else and that person puts the image into C:\Squeak\ what do 
we get? We get all the passwords in nice and plain text.

   - Andreas

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