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Post Password Flaw? (10 posts)

  1. tomotaylor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It seems that password protecting a post can easily gotten around by viewing the page source under the view menu...

    Is this meant to happen? Becuse if so then the idea is kinda pointless....

    Anyone know a fix for this??

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please link to such a case ?
    It's not been reported before and certainly should not happen.

    Can we have a link to a pw'd post?

  3. tomotaylor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://av3.org.uk/blogs/tom/

    As you can see there is a protected post third down ...

    if you view the source of the front page you can read its contents...

    We ran it as a test.... and we could work around it

  4. tomotaylor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Must apologise... the test was biased...

    It was due to cookies not being cleared...

    Interesting how it stays there though... even if logged out

    Please feel free to delete this thread....

  5. rooraaahcrumbs
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, you really can't.

    Cookies.

    Not that I've tried :).

  6. rooraaahcrumbs
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Exactly, hehe, got my trying though..

    It amused me for a minute though :)

  7. tomotaylor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah, it seems even though i was logged out from yesterday... it still allowed me to view the source as if i had entered the password...

    not very secure for public computers is it???

  8. rooraaahcrumbs
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Most (all) public computers shouldn't allow you to view the source of websites, and definately won't store passwords and usernames to let people get that far anyway :).

    And even if it were a home computer, it's best not even then.

  9. tomotaylor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    True true...

    thanks for your help and sorry for my dappiness....

  10. rooraaahcrumbs
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dappiness is the way ahead, really.

    It's kept me alive thus far anway.

    x

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