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Re: Strange forum web page

Post by bdalton » Mon May 27, 2013 10:36 am

Spoke too soon, :( Still cumming up as UTC-5 and UTC+8(correct one) after I login.

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Re: Strange forum web page

Post by bdalton » Tue May 28, 2013 12:29 pm

After much research, scanning my PC for malware stc and deleting all cookies and history,I think that my problem is that the link from Miditzers forum to me, is being diverted via a evil web site at UTC-5.
I suspect because Miditzers website uses http instead of the more secure https, which is designed to stop such problems.
Here is quotes on the subject from Wikipedia :-
"HTTP is insecure and is subject to man-in-the-middle and eavesdropping attacks, which can let
attackers gain access to website accounts and sensitive information

HTTPS provides authentication of the web site and associated web server that one is communicating with, which protects against man-in-the-middle attacks. Additionally, it provides bidirectional encryption of communications between a client and server, which protects against eavesdropping and tampering with and/or forging the contents of the communication.[1] In practice, this provides a reasonable guarantee that one is communicating with precisely the web site that one intended to communicate with (as opposed to an imposter), as well as ensuring that the contents of communications between the user and site cannot be read or forged by any third party."

So I cannot do anything about it, only the Miditzer website provider can by using https.

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Re: Strange forum web page

Post by Jim Henry » Tue May 28, 2013 2:06 pm

I am taking the Forum offline to investigate the possibility that the Forum has been hacked.
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