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Offline Papyrus

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Re: Upgrading Forum
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2017, 05:57:23 PM »
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Interesting, especially as my browser has been telling me for the last 2 days the forum is not secure as far as passwords etc go. Then again, nobody else likes the browser I use.

The website doesn't use https which is a problem when people are logging in as it means the passwords are much easier to see than if it was using a secure connection. As long as your password is unique to the forum though, there isn't much [malicious] people can do with it!

I've just logged in for the first time for a few days and got the same message as NN. Looks like I'm going to have to change my password. Oh....bother.... Another one to remember.  >:( >:(

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Re: Upgrading Forum
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2017, 06:18:02 PM »
Moderator Comment All passwords are hashed by an encryption algorithm as they are set by the user then written to the database....neither I nor Tank (or anyone else) can see what your password is. Rest assured i guarantee this.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 06:20:06 PM by Tank »

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Re: Upgrading Forum
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2017, 06:19:31 PM »
The new version of the forum will help us achieve https.  However, the forum is perfectly safe as it is.

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Re: Upgrading Forum
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2017, 04:26:53 AM »
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However, the forum is perfectly safe as it is.

Yeah, I didn't intend to imply that the forum was insecure, so apologies if anyone understood that from what I wrote.

I was talking more about the connection between you and the forum, for example. using a public, unsecured wifi. That said, HTTPS would secure that connection for the website that uses HTTPS too, so I for one am glad there is that feature on the horizon! thanks Tank et al!

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Re: Upgrading Forum
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2017, 02:55:01 PM »
All sounds good, I like the idea of https, especially in today's climate of internet threat.

 

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