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Unsecure forum? #656485
02/11/19 08:16 PM
02/11/19 08:16 PM
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SmokingHobbit Offline OP
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Hi guys,

In this day and age, I would prefer all registration pages to go through an https website, and the passwords to be stored in an encrypted format. It doesn't seem the case with this forum. The website is not secured and the passwords are stored in plain text. Proof of that is in the confirmation email received where the password is shown plainly. There is practically no point for anybody to generate complex passwords when they are not encrypted.

Hope you guys have a plan to fix this in the future. This is 2019 and cyber-security is every bodies concern.

Thanks.

P.S. I thought I was posting this thread under General/Suggestions. Not sure how it ended under BG3. A moderator should move it if possible, please.

Last edited by SmokingHobbit; 02/11/19 08:18 PM.
Re: Unsecure forum? [Re: SmokingHobbit] #656489
03/11/19 01:03 AM
03/11/19 01:03 AM
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Passwords are not stored in plain text; they are sent by email, which isn't current best practice, but then hashed and only the hash is stored.
There are plans to update the forum, eventually, including for better security.

Re: Unsecure forum? [Re: Raze] #656492
03/11/19 01:19 AM
03/11/19 01:19 AM
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SmokingHobbit Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Raze

Passwords are not stored in plain text; they are sent by email, which isn't current best practice, but then hashed and only the hash is stored.
There are plans to update the forum, eventually, including for better security.


Thank you. Good to hear that.

Re: Unsecure forum? [Re: SmokingHobbit] #656498
03/11/19 04:43 AM
03/11/19 04:43 AM
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As this has come up, it may be a good time for me to send my periodic nag to those concerned!


J'aime le fromage.
Re: Unsecure forum? [Re: vometia] #656524
04/11/19 05:05 PM
04/11/19 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by vometia
As this has come up, it may be a good time for me to send my periodic nag to those concerned!


Nagging alongside. Do it, do it... now smile


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