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  • I know the WP login password is encrypted on the server.

    When I login, is the password sent encrypted or plaintext?

    I’d assume encrypted, just wanted to check, just read something about how it’s fairly easy for someone to intercept plaintext passwords if you’re wi-fi’ing at, say, Starbucks.

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  • whooami



    when you login, the password is sent plain text. As with most packets, that specific packet could be intercepted, but im not sure I would go so far as to say that its a “fairly easy task”

    (yes i know all about tcpdump)

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