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Site not using SSL

Post by outtatime » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 am

I guess I’ve never really noticed much because I’m usually on my phone, but it just dawned on me that this site isn’t set up to use SSL. That means anytime we log in, our username/password could easily be intercepted.

Might want to look into it.
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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by logan2z » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:09 am

It's something that's been on my to-do list for a while, just haven't got to it yet.

FWIW, intercepting the username/password isn't something that is done 'easily'. One would need to orchestrate a man-in-the-middle-attack or be able to snoop the traffic on/leaving your local network. I don't think there would be much incentive for someone to go to all of that trouble to impersonate you on a watch forum. If this were an e-commerce site that would be a different matter.

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by demer03 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:27 am

I just noticed in the URL bar it says “not secure”
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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by logan2z » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:41 am

demer03 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:27 am
I just noticed in the URL bar it says “not secure”
Right, that's because the site isn't using HTTPS.

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by outtatime » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:48 am

logan2z wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:09 am
It's something that's been on my to-do list for a while, just haven't got to it yet.

FWIW, intercepting the username/password isn't something that is done 'easily'. One would need to orchestrate a man-in-the-middle-attack or be able to snoop the traffic on/leaving your local network. I don't think there would be much incentive for someone to go to all of that trouble to impersonate you on a watch forum. If this were an e-commerce site that would be a different matter.
I will respectfully disagree, but sure.
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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by logan2z » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:58 am

outtatime wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:48 am
logan2z wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:09 am
It's something that's been on my to-do list for a while, just haven't got to it yet.

FWIW, intercepting the username/password isn't something that is done 'easily'. One would need to orchestrate a man-in-the-middle-attack or be able to snoop the traffic on/leaving your local network. I don't think there would be much incentive for someone to go to all of that trouble to impersonate you on a watch forum. If this were an e-commerce site that would be a different matter.
I will respectfully disagree, but sure.
With which part?

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by demer03 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:39 am

logan2z wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:41 am
demer03 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:27 am
I just noticed in the URL bar it says “not secure”
Right, that's because the site isn't using HTTPS.
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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:44 am

logan2z wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:09 am
It's something that's been on my to-do list for a while, just haven't got to it yet.

FWIW, intercepting the username/password isn't something that is done 'easily'. One would need to orchestrate a man-in-the-middle-attack or be able to snoop the traffic on/leaving your local network. I don't think there would be much incentive for someone to go to all of that trouble to impersonate you on a watch forum. If this were an e-commerce site that would be a different matter.
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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by logan2z » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:47 am

demer03 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:39 am
logan2z wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:41 am
demer03 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:27 am
I just noticed in the URL bar it says “not secure”
Right, that's because the site isn't using HTTPS.
....you know I don’t speak Spanish....
:) Your web browser is telling you that the data transferred between it and the site is not encrypted. So if a hacker had the wherewithal, he could potentially snoop that data as it's transferred over the network.

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:38 am

Basically what Andrew is trying to tell you all is that it's not needed on a site that does not use banking information or any personal information. The only thing this site uses is a username and password.

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by logan2z » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:57 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:38 am
Basically what Andrew is trying to tell you all is that it's not needed on a site that does not use banking information or any personal information. The only thing this site uses is a username and password.
I'm saying that it's less critical on a site that doesn't accept things like credit cards and other personal information. However, it is still possible for a clever hacker to steal a username/password that is not sent over a secure connection. If one happens to use this same username/password at other sites (eg. bank, e-commerce sites, etc - never do this!) then the stolen credentials could be used to compromise accounts at those sites.

As I mentioned before, I've been aware of the lack of an SSL connection to DWC for a while and will look into configuring the site for HTTPS shortly.

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Post by Joeprez » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:18 pm

Now if your DWC password is the same as your bank login password... then you're a dumbass :lol:
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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by Panerai7 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:53 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Now if your DWC password is the same as your bank login password... then you're a dumbass :lol:
What about using your SS# as your password, is that okay? ;)

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Site not using SSL

Post by james80 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:57 pm

But aren’t all passwords supposed to be the same? You know your name and 123

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Post by logan2z » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:58 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Now if your DWC password is the same as your bank login password... then you're a dumbass :lol:
You'd be surprised how many people do things like this. Stupidity is the leading cause of computer hacks.

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Post by nweash » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:19 pm

I used to. Then someone got my TRF password which got into my icloud account. Then I changed everything and use keeper. It’s tedious at first but so damn convenient.

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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:20 pm

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by demer03 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:24 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Now if your DWC password is the same as your bank login password... then you're a dumbass :lol:
What if it’s the same as my luggage?

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by Joeprez » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:26 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Joeprez wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Now if your DWC password is the same as your bank login password... then you're a dumbass :lol:
What about using your SS# as your password, is that okay? ;)
That's what I use! :dance:
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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by Chocodove » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:54 pm

demer03 wrote:
Joeprez wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Now if your DWC password is the same as your bank login password... then you're a dumbass :lol:
What if it’s the same as my luggage?

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Post by BacoNoir » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:54 pm

mattcantwin wrote:Image
LOL - when I use to be a federal employee our system made us change passwords every 90 days and after a while I got frustrated and started using stuff like GoFuckYourself!
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:04 pm

james80 wrote:But aren’t all passwords supposed to be the same? You know your name and 123

I thought we were supposed to use “password” ???

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by ChuckW » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:35 pm

BacoNoir wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:54 pm
mattcantwin wrote:Image
LOL - when I use to be a federal employee our system made us change passwords every 90 days and after a while I got frustrated and started using stuff like GoFuckYourself!
"You will give us the password or we will continue with the thumb screws."

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Re: Site not using SSL

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:24 am

Joeprez wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Panerai7 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Joeprez wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Now if your DWC password is the same as your bank login password... then you're a dumbass :lol:
What about using your SS# as your password, is that okay? ;)
That's what I use! :dance:
Great minds... :)

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Re: Site not using SSL

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