Re: Netscape Communicator 4.x sensitive informations in configuration file
Date: 4 Mar 2003 19:21:00 -0000 From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) In-Reply-To: <3E5F651E.35B09C5D@computec.ch>
>It seems that I'm one of the last Netscape 4.x users.
>The following paste shows the IMAP mail part of this
>You can see that the line 17 shows the unencrypted
Netscape 4.x is out of date - we recommend that
everyone upgrade to our latest version, Netscape 7.02.
In versions 6.1 and later, when the user chooses to
store a password, it is saved by default in
Base64-encoded format, but not encrypted. The user can
choose to encrypt all stored passwords with a "master
password" which acts as the key for a strong encryption
algorithm (3DES or AES, I think). To turn on the
strong encryption, choose Preferences from the Edit
menu. Open the "Privacy & Security" tab, click
"Passwords," and check the box labeled "use encryption
when storing sensitive data."
Netscape Client Security & Privacy