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Did you just email me my password in plain text?
stib
28-Jun-2018
1:42:11 PM
I just registered and got emailed my password in plain text. That means that the server is not storing my password encrypted, which means that the passwords of all the users are vulnerable to attack.

Maybe it's time to upgrade the forum software to something from this century.
Chockstone Moderator
28-Jun-2018
6:57:30 PM
On 28-Jun-2018 stib wrote:
>I just registered and got emailed my password in plain text. That means
>that the server is not storing my password encrypted, which means that
>the passwords of all the users are vulnerable to attack.
>
>Maybe it's time to upgrade the forum software to something from this century.

I will bring this post to the attention of Site Author.
In the meantime I think there is an option to change your password within your profile, accessed by clicking on that button from most pages of this site.

However itís true that this site is operating on an antique platform, and I am not savvy enough about the technology to know if changing your password will solve the issue that you have brought to our attention.

Rupert
29-Jun-2018
10:14:08 AM
My memory (which may very well not be correct) is that Michael built/coded this site himself and that it was never an off-the-shelf product. I think overall it has held up very well.

Mike
29-Jun-2018
11:46:10 AM
Fear not. Passwords are encrypted within the database. As mentioned, changing the password sent to you by the system is a good idea.
PeterW
29-Jun-2018
1:37:43 PM
Mike, is there any chance of a tweak to the code to let "https:" be recognised automatically as a URL like "http:"?
(removed)
30-Jun-2018
2:03:49 PM
On 28-Jun-2018 stib wrote:
>I just registered and got emailed my password in plain text. That means
>that the server is not storing my password encrypted, which means that
>the passwords of all the users are vulnerable to attack.
>
>Maybe it's time to upgrade the forum software to something from this century.

Can still be encrypted within the database, it only means it's not one-way.

Otherwise correct. I think this site still has a future (see CragX thread) but it will need better software - both forum and social media integration. Happy to assist if there's interest.
PeterW
30-Jun-2018
3:38:49 PM
On 30-Jun-2018 FatBoy wrote:
>Can still be encrypted within the database, it only means it's not one-way.

It can be a one-way encryption if it's only held in plain text long enough to send the registration email!

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