Fed up with your passwords and the ways you try to remember them! Here is a solution for it.
We use passwords for many number of accounts we maintain for various networking sites, emails, social sites etc.
Ubuntu operating systems are storing the Wi-Fi profiles, including the clear text passwords, outside the home folder, making them a lot more accessible. A user has pointed out that the Wi-Fi passwords are not encrypted because they are stored in a folder outside of Home, which can be encrypted during the installation of the operating system.
All Linux operating systems that use the NetworkManager software expose Wi-Fi passwords by default. Moreover, even if you dont use NetworkManager, and you use another tool to configure and manage network connections via profiles, your Wi-Fi password(s) will still be stored in clear text by default, unless you manually encrypt it!
There are reports circulating related to the security of users’ Pandora passwords. It’s not a password leak or an attack, however, but there’s concern that passwords aren’t being well secured on users’ computers.