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Topic # 72932 5-Dec-2010 12:12
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Awww just got dumped today after over 5 years in relationship. Now I guess I should change all my passwords, as they are all known by the former other half.

What I want to know is, If on her PC, everything is set to automatically log me in (remember passwords), and on my PC if I now go ahead and change them, will that mean that if she goes to those websites it *should* now stop her from being to log in? I assume so. I just want to make sure.

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  Reply # 413001 5-Dec-2010 12:15
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Not necessarily... Some sites (Facebook, Geekzone) offer an option to logout from all your PCs.

Some sites store username and password and will use that to login automatically (bad practice!). In those case then you could just change your passwords and be ok (still the sites are using bad practices).





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  Reply # 413243 6-Dec-2010 00:15
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Also depends on how they store the I am logged in cookie, some sites are pretty braindead with it and its just a hash of the username and something, so if the password is changed those cookies will still work. I saw one of the shopping card systems was like that.




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  Reply # 413266 6-Dec-2010 07:22
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richms: Also depends on how they store the I am logged in cookie, some sites are pretty braindead with it and its just a hash of the username and something, so if the password is changed those cookies will still work. I saw one of the shopping card systems was like that.

Trade Me used to do that, but I don't know whether that's still the case. When I contacted them about it, they didn't seem to think that it was a problem...

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  Reply # 413268 6-Dec-2010 07:26
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Which is funny, because I got abused by a Trade Me employee once on Twitter because an old login system we used on Geekzone stored passwords in clear text in our database and sent it over email when password was requested.

Since then we changed the login system, but I was told the Trade Me password itself was still stored in clear text in their database...





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  Reply # 415707 10-Dec-2010 21:23
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Yes just change the passwords

Unless she beats you to it




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  Reply # 415711 10-Dec-2010 21:38
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I have changed all password on every site I have used.

However on my laptop and phone, both could "auto login" to Trademe with old password after it had been changed. Everything else noticed and came up with wrong password message. I also had to change all the "password hints" where ever they were as they are a weak spot as most could be guessed even by strangers.

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  Reply # 415714 10-Dec-2010 21:49
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I hate those password hint things. Mothers maiden name, first pet etc are all STUPID. I put numbers into the fields and them in my spreadsheet of passwords which I also keep last changed dates in etc.




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  Reply # 416156 12-Dec-2010 14:38
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hey richms,

There is a problem with your computer, can you please click on start -> My Documents then search in the folder and send me passwordsForMyLife.xls.

It has a problem in it that needs to be fixed, if you send the file to me I will do it for you.

Also storing passwords in an Excel file is not overly safe.




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  Reply # 416158 12-Dec-2010 14:47
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How would you suggest storing them that allows me to print them out for a hardcopy, transport between computers easily and isnt some propriatry piece of junk software that wants to install plugins everywhere to duplicate what browsers do already?




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  Reply # 416160 12-Dec-2010 14:51
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Behodar:
richms: Also depends on how they store the I am logged in cookie, some sites are pretty braindead with it and its just a hash of the username and something, so if the password is changed those cookies will still work. I saw one of the shopping card systems was like that.

Trade Me used to do that, but I don't know whether that's still the case. When I contacted them about it, they didn't seem to think that it was a problem...

IlDuce: However on my laptop and phone, both could "auto login" to Trademe with old password after it had been changed.

Well, there we have it...

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