Security Warning!!! READ THIS if you use chat!

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Security Warning!!! READ THIS if you use chat!

Postby DarkVader » Mon May 26, 2003 9:00 pm

There is a security hole in chat which allows contents of private messages to be read, and could potentially allow a non-member to read chat.

DO NOT regard anything you say in chat as being private.

I'm looking into solutions to this problem - but it may be some time before I get it fixed.
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Postby ms.tangledwebs » Mon May 26, 2003 11:29 pm

Thanks for the warning, hun, keep up the good work
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Postby Nemesis » Tue May 27, 2003 2:44 am

Thanks for the heads up... (damnit, I have to behave now...) :lol:
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue May 27, 2003 7:16 am

Yeah...someone told me months ago that they were able to read what people PM'ed each other in chat...*shrug*

But, there is a security hole in dealing with humans period. Don't expect anything that comes out of your mouth to not get spread like stink at a phish concert.
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Postby faeriegirl » Tue May 27, 2003 7:37 am

Buttercup wrote:...But, there is a security hole in dealing with humans period. Don't expect anything that comes out of your mouth to not get spread like stink at a phish concert.


Amen.

(matter of fact, consider yourself quoted.) :-D
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue May 27, 2003 7:48 am

faeriegirl wrote:
Buttercup wrote:...But, there is a security hole in dealing with humans period. Don't expect anything that comes out of your mouth to not get spread like stink at a phish concert.


Amen.

(matter of fact, consider yourself quoted.) :-D


Hee hee...I wish I could only remember that when my own mouth gets me in trouble... :)
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Postby Jack » Tue May 27, 2003 12:46 pm

Buttercup wrote:Yeah...someone told me months ago that they were able to read what people PM'ed each other in chat...*shrug*


Morgan, you know I love you, but why the fuck didn't you say something earlier? Don't ya think that's the sort of info you might want to pass along?
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Postby iblis » Tue May 27, 2003 1:07 pm

Jack wrote:
Buttercup wrote:Yeah...someone told me months ago that they were able to read what people PM'ed each other in chat...*shrug*


Morgan, you know I love you, but why the fuck didn't you say something earlier? Don't ya think that's the sort of info you might want to pass along?

The bug isn't something new, it's just that particular implication that wasn't thought through.

I've known about the core problem for a while now, but didn't see the point in telling anyone but vader. After all, he's the one with his hands in the guts of the thing.

If I had the time, I think I could fix it. But most of my CGI and PHP development has been severely limited of late.
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Postby Jack » Tue May 27, 2003 2:38 pm

OK, so how about, until the problem is fixed, you just tell everyone how to read other people's PMs? That way no one will have an unfair advantage.
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Postby Caustic » Wed May 28, 2003 12:41 pm

Which is an amusingly novel solution.

Here's mine: I hate you all. Die.

There. I've saved you the trouble.
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Postby iblis » Wed May 28, 2003 2:46 pm

Caustic wrote:Which is an amusingly novel solution.

Here's mine: I hate you all. Die.

There. I've saved you the trouble.

You make me feel funny in my no-no place.
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Postby junkie christ » Wed May 28, 2003 3:53 pm

well considering half of my conversations are in chat, i will now return to being the patron saint of AIM.....
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Postby div » Wed May 28, 2003 4:51 pm

oh, like it matters if everyone else can read what you're saying. I say - give em a good show.
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Postby JaNell » Thu May 29, 2003 7:44 am

I always figured that DV, and the other global mods, could anyway...
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Postby digita1pixie » Thu May 29, 2003 8:41 am

faeriegirl wrote:Amen.

(matter of fact, consider yourself quoted.) :-D


hehe, done.
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