Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 9 declined, 4 accepted (13 total, 30.77% accepted)

Submission Linux Distributions Storing Wi-Fi Passwords in Plain Text

Bill Dimm writes: An article on Softpedia claims that Linux distributions using NetworkManager are storing Wi-Fi passwords in plain text in /etc by default. The article recommends encrypting the full disk or removing NetworkManager and using a different tool like netctl. Some of the article comments claim the article is FUD. Is this a real problem?

How come everyone's going so slow if it's called rush hour?