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"A request was made to send you your email and password for your CodeProject login. We can't send you your original password so instead we've generated a time-limited password you can use to login in again:"
I didn't see any evidence of my original password being stored in plain text.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
No, they don't. The one that was sent to you is a temporary value which you can use to log in and change your "real" password when you have forgotten it.
Think about it: You have forgotten your password.
You tell the site this.
There are four options here:
1) It emails you with a message which says "OK, We've changed it" but doesn't tell you what to.
You can't log in.
2) It changes it and doesn't tell you what to.
You can't log in.
3) It automatically logs you in to change it.
You get very annoyed because I just stole your account.
4) It emails you a new password so you can log in, provided you have access to your registered email address.
You can log in if you are you, not if you are me.
Only the last one retains any security and allows you to forget your password.
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5) Emails a message that says it was changed and the email has the password but in fact it doesn't. It does however have a customer support telephone line that rings on a conference room phone that absolutely no one ever answers.
6) I had this one a couple of years ago, change your password and get a letter a week later by traditional snail mail containing your new password. You've guessed it, government
Since it was government I think I needed that password pretty bad too, I'm thinking it was something with moving/new house/mortgage...
I suppose that's why a periodic confirmation email comes.
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If you were resetting your password, presumably you'd forgotten your password. If you'd forgotten it, how do you know they emailed it to you? Maybe it was a different password? Your assertion does not make logical sense.. And, even if they did email you your actual password, how do you know it had been stored in "plain text"? It may have been encrypted, and decrypted only for the purpose of sending it to you. You have no way of deducing, simply from the emailed password, whether it was held in plain text or encrypted. (True, even encrypted isn't great; as others on this thread pointed out, hashed + salted is more secure).