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Poor security on forum account registration

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Topic: Poor security on forum account registration
Posted By: aclaydog
Subject: Poor security on forum account registration
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 6:07am
Posting here as there is "general" or "forum feedback" forum.

There is no validation of email addresses when creating an account on these forums.  This is a bad security practice, as you are not verifying someone owns the specified email address (i.e. identity theft).

It also makes the forum a more inviting target for spammers, who don't need to have valid mailboxes.



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Posted By: wardog
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2017 at 10:33am
Originally posted by aclaydog aclaydog wrote:

Posting here as there is "general" or "forum feedback" forum.

There is no validation of email addresses when creating an account on these forums.  This is a bad security practice, as you are not verifying someone owns the specified email address (i.e. identity theft).

It also makes the forum a more inviting target for spammers, who don't need to have valid mailboxes.


Unfortunately the forum is run from China and us Moderators don't have much control.

Yet I agree 110% that sending an email validation is more secure and I would like to see it implemented. Thanks, as this reminds me I should bring this to their attention as I too noticed that when I reg'd.

Believe it or not there is far FAR less spam and linkage occurring here than I, and you, would think. Maybe two or three Users a week abuse it. And, we are sub'd to a rather good IP and email list that automatically blocks I assume much of those shenanigans and attempted Users.







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