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[TCML] A few words about passwords on TCML

Greetings all,

As you may have noticed, the list software that is running the TCML
mails you your password on a monthly basis.  It is able to do so because
it stores the passwords in plain text, a rather large security hole.

During the installation of a wiki on the pupman.com web site, I was able to configure it so that you can use the same TCML password that is
mailed out to you as a login.  (See my next email for details)
In the course of setting this up I was able to see that some passwords
were not random characters but actual words.

As it says on the list information page,

"You may enter a privacy password below. This provides only mild
security, but should prevent others from messing with your subscription.
Do not use a valuable password as it will occasionally be emailed back
to you in cleartext."

In short, do NOT re-use one of your "good" passwords as a password for
this list.  Pick a new or unique one for the list and hang on to one
montly reminder if you forget.

While I do what I can to keep the system secure, it *IS* on the internet
and systems do get cracked.

You can change your password by going to http://www.pupman.com/mailman/listinfo/tesla At the bottom, you can enter your email address to the side of the "unsubscribe or edit options" button. Click the button and you'll be
taken to your subscription management page and there you can change your

Thanks for your attention.

Chip Atkinson TCML List owner.
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