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Encrypt your password file using a personal certificate
Patch is available for version: alpine 2.00 alpine 2.01 alpine 2.10
When Alpine is compiled with password file support, it uses a weak system of encryption to save the passwords to a file (the code to encrypt and decrypt is available in the source code). This patch tries to remedy this by using a personal certificate to encrypt the password file.
In order to use this patch, you will need to set up SMIME first, after this, Alpine will encrypt your password file using your personal public certificate.
In case you do not use SMIME or have not set it up correctly, but have configured a password file, Alpine will not encrypt your password file using SMIME, but it will be encrypted with its default weak encryption.
Last Updated 15:29:38 MDT Sat Sep 22 2012.