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Postby johndela1 » Sun 10 May 2009 11:11

I noticed that the login page doesn't use an https page. This means when people login to this site there password is being sent across the internet in clear text. Does this concern you?
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Postby Oscar » Sun 10 May 2009 18:42

Not really...this is just a forum.
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Postby johndela1 » Mon 11 May 2009 04:31

some people (i know this is a bad practice, but it happens all the time) use the same password for all there logins
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Postby Oscar » Mon 11 May 2009 10:35

That's their concern then, don't you think? As far as I know most forums don't have a secure login anyway.
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Postby johndela1 » Tue 12 May 2009 06:54

Oscar wrote:That's their concern then, don't you think? As far as I know most forums don't have a secure login anyway.
Ultimately, it is their concern, yes. The reason I'm asking is because I'm building a site where people can post opinions then others can come and agree or disagree (and give reasons why). I am researching what is the norm.
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Postby Oscar » Tue 12 May 2009 11:02

I think secure pages are only used when you have to enter 'sensitive' information, like credit card info, living address, phone number, etc. Web shops and internet banking come to mind. On those sites the login page will also be encrypted.

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