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restcoser
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Plaintext Password Storage?
« on: Aug 19th, 2014, 7:09am »
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When I accidentially pressed the "forgot password" button instead of login, I got the password mailed back in plaintext...
 
I'm not sure if this issue has been brought up before, but I just wanted to open this thread to make people aware of this threat.
 
If I get my password mailed back in plaintext it means that either the password is stored in plaintext or encoded in such a way the site can decode it easily.
 
This is not an issue when the password has been randomly generated (I use a password manager), but there are many people that actually use one password on multiple sites.
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Re: Plaintext Password Storage?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 20th, 2014, 8:48am »
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I'll bet a nickel passwords are stored in plaintext.  Nobody should use a password for arimaa.com that they use anywhere else.
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Re: Plaintext Password Storage?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 15th, 2014, 11:35am »
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I'd strongly recommend warning users when they create an account/change their password that their password will be stored in an unsecure manner.
 
I'm glad I saw this before I created my account, but hoping users find this thread is an unreliable method for letting them know you're handling their sensitive data in a poor manner.
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