[CentOS] Passwords in plain text

Fri Jun 15 23:11:56 UTC 2018
Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com>

On Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:44:47 -0500
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:

> WRT mailing the password in clear text .. how else would it mail it?
> Mailman does not store any kind of encryption keys for email, and
> frankly, most people don't know how to use encrypted email.  This list
> probably has a (much) higher percentage of people who would know how
> to use encrypted mail (ie, Linux users .. who are more computer
> literate than the average person).  But, I don't think mailman has
> sending administrative mails to users encrypted as an option.
> WRT this issue .. several hundred gmail accounts (and few other
> accounts) were disabled at a specific time today.  We don't yet know
> exactly why this happened and before we mass reenable the accounts, we
> need to make sure it is not going to happen again.
> Since so many of the mails are gmail.com  accounts, this has to be
> something that gmail did today at 1530 GMT (when all the accounts were
> disabled) and the mails were sent).
> We will try to figure out exactly what happened and get everything
> back to normal as soon as we can.

see here:


> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
> On 06/15/2018 02:32 PM, rebecca coleman wrote: