[wp-hackers] [Patch] Propagating password change in an action

Rob Miller rob at bigfish.co.uk
Sat Oct 6 20:47:05 UTC 2012

On 6 Oct 2012, at 21:00, Nathaniel Taintor <goldenapplesdesign at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm going to guess that the potential for evil this patch would introduce,
> if it were in core, outweighs any possible usefulness.
> I, for one, would not want plugins to be able to access user's plaintext
> passwords.

This argument is a bit silly — any plugin could access a user's plaintext password even now and has always been able to, by hooking into `wp_login` and then examining the POST variables.

You're installing a plugin — inexorably and by its very nature, it's going to have the power to do things like that.


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