[cryptography] Constitutional Showdown Voided as Feds Decrypt Laptop

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Thu Mar 1 16:33:12 EST 2012


On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Randall  Webmail <rvh40 at insightbb.com> wrote:
> From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader at gmail.com>
>>Perhaps Fricosu reused a password and was on a mailing list using Mailman...
>
> Yeah - what's the deal with Mailman sending the password in clear-text, once a month?
>
> Did anyone really think that was a good idea?  Was it a tradeoff between security and help desk support costs?   What other reason could there be?

Mailman passwords are of very low value.

Nico
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