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  Reply # 1085964 9-Jul-2014 19:30
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Did you know that ASP.NET servers automatically masks your password when type them into a forums like Geekzone as long as it's not a dictionay word. When you are logged in you see your password as plain text. But everybody else see it masked out with asterisks. It's even used on Facebook.

Foe example my password is ********* . You should see a bunch off asterisks whilst I see my password as clear as day. Try it for yourself. smile







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  Reply # 1086048 9-Jul-2014 21:11
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Jaxar:
freitasm:
Hoofhaarted:
qyiet:
Hoofhaarted: I thought it was *********


All I see is stars, does your web browser do that automatically when you type a password in?   When I type my password: hunter2 it looks normal in my browser.


I typed the **'s deliberately, as a Joke.


I think his comment was a joke too.


Reference to this joke I believe.
After the day from hell, this was just what I needed.




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Reply # 1086167 10-Jul-2014 05:09
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freitasm: The article is badly written. Not expecting to have a full description of the exploit but the information provided is lacking really - it doesn't make much sense. 



The 3 hours on hold part seemed familiar




 


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  Reply # 1086404 10-Jul-2014 13:27
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jimbob79: Did you know that ASP.NET servers automatically masks your password when type them into a forums like Geekzone as long as it's not a dictionay word. When you are logged in you see your password as plain text. But everybody else see it masked out with asterisks. It's even used on Facebook.

Foe example my password is ********* . You should see a bunch off asterisks whilst I see my password as clear as day. Try it for yourself. smile



Good try!!

@all - enjoyed this thread. Lot of fun.

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  Reply # 1086492 10-Jul-2014 15:48
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jimbob79: Did you know that ASP.NET servers automatically masks your password when type them into a forums like Geekzone as long as it's not a dictionay word. When you are logged in you see your password as plain text. But everybody else see it masked out with asterisks. It's even used on Facebook.

Foe example my password is ********* . You should see a bunch off asterisks whilst I see my password as clear as day. Try it for yourself. smile



So you can't see this? jimbob79sucks? But I see it plain as day! Are you sure?

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  Reply # 1086501 10-Jul-2014 16:00
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bazzer:  So you can't see this? *************? But I see it plain as day! Are you sure?


I see the above.  But I think you better be careful not to change your password now otherwise it'll expose it.




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  Reply # 1086950 11-Jul-2014 09:43
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Glassboy: There is no master master password.  There is nothing to see here.  Move along please.


Please contact GCSB HQ on +64 4 472 6881 for authorization to discuss the possibility of an alleged "master master password".






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  Reply # 1086962 11-Jul-2014 10:06
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Lias:
Glassboy: There is no master master password.  There is nothing to see here.  Move along please.


Please contact GCSB HQ on +64 4 472 6881 for authorization to discuss the possibility of an alleged "master master password".



Obviously @glassboy works for the GCSB, why else would he be denying the existence of a master master password and tell us there is "nothing to see here"?





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  Reply # 1086970 11-Jul-2014 10:14
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  Reply # 1087523 11-Jul-2014 21:30
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freitasm: I know for sure Glassboy works on The Terrace in Wellington...


Actually just very near the Terrace. 

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  Reply # 1087672 12-Jul-2014 12:47
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Glassboy:
freitasm: I know for sure Glassboy works on The Terrace in Wellington...


Actually just very near the Terrace. 
Technically under the Terrace as you move between offices?




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  Reply # 1087700 12-Jul-2014 13:47
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Apsattv:

The 3 hours on hold part seemed familiar



When I called telecom about the txt message snooping the same thing happened to me... an hour of listening to dave dobbyn can really make you angry. And that come together, right now, over me just sounds like a hippie singing about some sort of bad porno.

Anyhow, 3 news was quite happy to put me at the top of the 6pm news which was a faster way to get the problem solved.






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  Reply # 1087703 12-Jul-2014 13:55
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raytaylor: Anyhow, 3 news was quite happy to put me at the top of the 6pm news which was a faster way to get the problem solved.




World famous in New Zealand eh? tongue-out




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  Reply # 1088619 14-Jul-2014 14:38
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Just a guess, but in the Telcos I've worked for, they have a bad habit of all the techs using the same password as a "default" for customers. Eg, One local company actually had their TLs instructing techs to use a pop singer's name for team or company systems, which was the same password as a lot of internal systems. In training new staff, that password was taught to the newbies, who then sometimes told it to customers for various reasons (eg; if customer wants us to pick their password, it happens all the time).

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  Reply # 1088707 14-Jul-2014 15:36
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but whatever the password, you'd still need a username to see another person's account! is that not true?

it's not like you enter the masterpassword and you get to see all kinds of stuff - unless the username was also a MasterUSER ... 

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