All Linux Distributions Store Wi-Fi Passwords in Plain Text If You Don’t Use Encryption

Posted by hanuca on Dec 27, 2013 11:32 PM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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All Linux operating systems that use the NetworkManager software expose Wi-Fi passwords by default. Moreover, even if you don’t use NetworkManager, and you use another tool to configure and manage network connections via profiles, your Wi-Fi password(s) will still be stored in clear text by default, unless you manually encrypt it!

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