The lack of secure storage options on mobile devices

App developers who want to protect data, can’t. Here is a nice writeup from the Pidgin developers about why nothing out there improves upon cleartext password storage: PlainTextPasswords

A lot of developers need to understand this. Look at the comments to this stackoverflow question to get a taste of the lack of understanding that pervades many developers.

I feel inspired to write a response on par with this incredible rant about how people need to stop trying to parse HTML with regex, but I don’t think I’ve got the time (or the skills? ;-).


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