Why is the password readable in keyfile.txt?

I use a keyfile for logging into my Linux Ubuntu machines. I unzipped the key files and found that the password is written there in clear text. That is highly insecure. How can this happen?

Codemaster's picture

There is no txt file

Maybe you did something wrong. If you generate a new putty-keyfile or normal ssh-keyfile then there is no txt file. Where do you see there a txt file?

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