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How much work would it take to bring HTTPS security to Gametalk? In light of the password dump, I think steps should be made to make passwords more difficult to hack into.

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I had a hefty conversation with Xhin about this the other night. He assured me that he hired new trolls to secure the passwords.

When was there a security breach? I dont remember Xhin making a post about it

Posted November 9th by S.O.H.
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Just to clear things up until Xhin can make a better reply:

There was a password dump several years ago due to a specific exploit that has since been patched. HTTPS wouldn't have prevented that attack.

The primary purpose of HTTPS is to encrypt all communication between your browser and the website (Gtx0) so that someone 'in between' can't just view your password or other data in plain text as it's transferred. Useful if you're logging in to Gtx0 from a public wifi connection where someone else might be snooping traffic.

The best advice I can give is to use a different password for Gtx0 than you use for other services. Which you should be doing anyway, given that re-using the same password makes you vulnerable regardless of HTTPS.

Posted November 9th by Count Dooku
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