[aur-general] Password sent every month ?

Ben Oliver benoliver999 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 18:00:27 UTC 2015

On 13 Jun 2015 6:52 pm, "G. Schlisio" <g.schlisio at dukun.de> wrote:
> > Hi there !
> > Just new here.
> > And I've been informed that "Normally, Mailman will remind you of your
> > archlinux.org mailing list passwords once every month".
> > Does it mean the passwords are saved somewhere ?!
> > That means that my password is sent periodically. That's not the only
> > account for which I use this password.
> > That is a HUGE security breach. Please, change that system.
> >
> > And by the way, hello there, fellow arch users and devs ;)
> hi and welcome aboard arch!
> concerning your issue:
> you probably have heard the advice to use different passwords everywhere?
> also: the mailinglist password is not that important. it merely controls
> your subscription, so no sensible data is secured with it, it just
> prevents random people from fiddling with your subscription.
> that brings me to my next point: arch uses a software called mailman
> here, a mailinglist managing tool used widely on the interwebs, reviewed
> many times.
> you can also opt-out of receiving this reminder in your subscription
> options (protected by this password).
> i hope you see that this is not an security issue, but perhaps you want
> to change you maiman-password.

I have to second this. Use a password manager and generate different
passwords for everything and you don't have to sweat it if a password gets
leaked (especially something non essential like this).

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