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    Hi

    I have just had a member request to leave the site, this decision was made because he received an email demanding money and the sender knew his password for the site (not sure if he uses the password for other sites)

    Now, even as site administrator even I do not know what peoples passwords are, in the admin page they are just blank boxes, and in the database just a long string of random letters and number, for instance the one for me is about 30 characters long but my actual password is nothing like that long....

    Has anyone else had emails like this the last week or so?

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    Anyone else had this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart View Post
    Anyone else had this issue?

    Stuart

    I suspect there would be a flood of affirmative replies if this was an issue with VWAF. My guess is the member in question had a compromised computer - maybe a keylogger or similar. One thing you might consider for the site is switching from http to https to add an extra layer of security (transmissions between the site and users' browsers would then be encrypted). Just a thought

    Cheers!

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    I also suspect this is what happened, and as you say more would have said something ... I hope lol

    Changing to HTTPS has been on the cards for a while, the test site has already been done and I really do need to sort this, but as vBulletin was never designed for it in reality, it is not a quick job...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart View Post
    I also suspect this is what happened, and as you say more would have said something ... I hope lol

    Changing to HTTPS has been on the cards for a while, the test site has already been done and I really do need to sort this, but as vBulletin was never designed for it in reality, it is not a quick job...

    Well a big thanks from me for all you do to keep this site running and secure. It's much appreciated!!

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    Thank you for the comment, they are appreciated

    We do try our best to keep the site running smooth and secure, but I suppose that if they really wanted to they would

    I really do need to get the HTTPS sorted and may do it over the weekend, I have had the test site done for about 18 months but when I tried this it caused a few issues, but I need to sort them! When I do the site does all sorts of strange things lol which I then have to used developer tools in the browser to find why, then fix then go onto the next, may be down for a few hours, but worth it in the end...

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