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CRAM-MD5 is a protocol to demonstrate knowledge of a password. In the context of email, it is sometime used by an email client to authenticate to a POP, IMAP, or/and SMTP server. Basically, the password is used as the key of HMAC-MD5 in a challenge-response protocol. Among positive things there are to say about CRAM-MD5: The password is not exchanged in ...
Cryptography aside, your server provider is incompetent and you should switch immediately. There is absolutely no reason why anybody should be storing passwords in plain text in 2013.
Take a printer, and have the log file come out of the machine on paper. Ensure fire doesn't exist near the paper. Anything else will not work: if an attacker can wind back time log files can die and you cannot tell. All techniques for assuring time cannot be run backwards amount to doing this in some form, perhaps by sending data to another computer. But if ...
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