Author Topic: Stealing password or something else?  (Read 2056 times)

Jewell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2490
  • Love,always love and only love
    • View Profile
Stealing password or something else?
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:29:53 PM »
Dear friends, I just wanted to ask something about security. Usually i am coming here from my phone,and recently,from few weeks back i noticed some strange things happening with it when i am on this site. Sometimes i cant post,or my phone just black out. And yestertay,i came through computer,log in,posted something,logged,and then saw that i am still on the site,my name was there. But,actualy i wasnt. So i changed my password,erased history and all. Did anyone had that problem and how to deal with it?
Love

Subramanian.R

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13662
    • View Profile
Re: Stealing password or something else?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 08:34:42 PM »
Dear Jewell,

Better thing is to have the internet connection, with an outside cable operator, without through telephone.

Arunachala Siva.   

Jewell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2490
  • Love,always love and only love
    • View Profile
Re: Stealing password or something else?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 08:47:49 PM »
Dear Sri Subramanian sir, I am aware of that,but it is easiest for me to go like that,it is a habit. But anyway,i had a problem with computer too,which is secure. Anyway,i just read that it is usual thing. Thank You for answering me.
Love

Child of Arunachala

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 42
    • View Profile
Re: Stealing password or something else?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 02:33:39 AM »
Yestertay,i came through computer,log in,posted something,logged,and then saw that i am still on the site,my name was there. But,actualy i wasnt.

I think it takes five minutes for it to display who all are using the site and five minutes to remove your name once you have logged out.

Jewell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2490
  • Love,always love and only love
    • View Profile
Re: Stealing password or something else?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 02:56:39 PM »
Dear Child of Arunachala,

Thank You very much for Your answer. Stupid me,i didnt know that. :)
Love

Graham

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 100
    • View Profile
Re: Stealing password or something else?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 07:02:02 AM »
Dear Members,

The server/software for this forum is very secure. Passwords are stored in highly encrypted format in a database behind a very secure firewall. I have unrestricted access to the database, but even I cannot retrieve passwords because I do not have the decrypt key.

The default information that is stored in the database about users is restricted to the username, password, email address and IP from which they log in each time. If you update your profile then that information is also kept until such time as 'you' change or delete it.

We do not have any information about users other than that which is absolutely necessary for the forum to function.

Cookies:

When you first log in a 'session cookie' is created, this remains on your computer during your current session and is automatically deleted when you click on 'log out' or you close your browser. This cookie is required to permit you to 'post' and to navigate the forum without having to log in again.

No other cookies are created unless you choose to 'be remembered on this computer' ... meaning your computer ... where the cookie is stored. If you choose this option (as most people do), then every time you visit this forum you are automatically logged in at that time.

We do not employ any form of tracking cookie, other than the temporary session cookie mentioned earlier.

If you do not choose 'log out' or close your browser when leave the site, you will remain logged in as far as your browser is concerned and you will see your name as 'active' if you revisit the site.

In actual fact as soon as you leave the site you are automatically removed from the 'active' list, because the forum server has no link to your computer and cannot see the session cookie without your returning to the site.

I hope this clarifies any doubts you may have.

Graham

Jewell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2490
  • Love,always love and only love
    • View Profile
Re: Stealing password or something else?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 12:32:14 AM »
Dear Graham,

Thank You Very much for explanation sir,it was really helpfull! More,because i just last night had doubt about something which You nicely explaned in 'Cookies'.

With love and prayers,
Love