Password Changer 0.5 review

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Password Changer is a POPPASSD client for the Macintosh.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 0K
Developer: Aelius Productions
Price: $0.00
Updated: 31 Oct 2005
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Password Changer is a POPPASSD client for the Macintosh. POPPASSD is the protocol used by Eudora and other POP mail clients for changing passwords. It is not very secure - it does not encrypt passwords on the network but it does offer a good solution to people who want to use a different mailer with POPPASSD support in a controlled environment - for example a classroom. There are POPPASSD daemons available for most versions of UNIX including Linux.

Password Changer was written in PowerPlant - a C++ framework by Metrowerks. It connects to the server using MacTCP calls. The program first asks for the user's username and password (note that if the Macintosh's user name is a single word then it will put this into the user name field as a default) The program then asks for the user's new password, which must be typed in twice. If the two are not the same then the program aborts. Only after this stage the program attempts to make a network connection.

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