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By: doctor-nemesis

I'm not claiming that it's more secure, or that it can't be used to log on as
you. I'm saying it's not your password in plain text. So someone can't just
read your password from the file and remember it, they have to steal the file
from the PC. You can argue there is very little in the differing degrees of
security provided, but my only question really was that if you have to generate
the same hash every time then why not just store the hash and remove Gaim from
the debate.

I didn't know how the protocol hashes worked, so I didn't know why they couldn't
be stored. After all, Windows passwords are stored as hashes that never change,
so who knows what the underlying security is like on messenger clients?!

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