#21 .notifier.conf security

David Grant

The .notifier.conf file in my user directory has 644
permissions and has my GMail username and password
stored in plaintext. It would be nice if the password
could be stored, but could be encrypted or at least
could have 600 permissions.


  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Logged In: NO

    agree, this is a huge problem for me too. Is there a way to
    patch this problem?

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Logged In: NO

    Today I've send a mail to Juan Grande, gmail-notifier developer, with this same problem. I wish this problem be fixed, because it's stupid store username a password in plaintext in an user's home folder. MD5 encryption should work perfectly

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Logged In: NO

    Is this program still under development?
    As much as I want to, I'm not going to use this program if I'm storing my password in plain text on a work computer.

  • Dan Fego

    Dan Fego - 2008-11-11

    Assuming that you're running the program as your user, then you can just change the permissions to 600 yourself:

    chmod 600 .notifier.conf.

    Problem solved!

    Although I do think this should be a default.


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