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Topic # 115732 4-Apr-2013 19:49
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Been getting a strange problem when visiting Geekzone for the last 2 days. No login and passwords fields:

Running W7 (fully up-to-date) - happens on both Chrome and IE10. Anyone else been seeing this?

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  Reply # 793445 4-Apr-2013 19:57
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Someone noticed it, then.

This is a change we've done yesterday to improve password security.

Although the previous form submitted the login information to a SSL page, a man-in-the-middle attack (a transparent proxy at an ISP, wireless hotspot or even corporate) could easily add javascript code to read the fields when clicked, before being submitted to the SSL form.

To login now you click the button labelled [Click to login] and that will give you the SSL-enabled login page, which cannot be modified by a MITM attack.

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