Thursday, April 7, 2011

This is Really, Really Stupid...

France has made it illegal for web sites to securely store passwords.  Instead, web site operaters must store passwords “in the clear” – meaning in a form that authorities can use to access customer data.

The bureaucratic mind at its finest.

   Some assembly required...

1 comment:

  1. They want it to be easy to spy on their own citizens. Oddly the US does something similar. They regulate exportation of cryptology containing technology. So every time we release a new software package we have to get export classification numbers and declare the cryptology used. I think they US doesn't require in the clear everything because the various agencies have the ability to intercept and decrypt pretty much anything anyway.