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Important security issue you should all be aware of : your password is not encripted on this site, so Michael and any other person who has access to the database, can read it. 

In other words : any hacker will have access to your email / password combination.

How is it possible in 2019 to take such risks as website owner ?

Not sure at all I will remain member.

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I cannot see your password. All member information is stored in a database. What stijntje is referring to is when he requests a forgot password, the password is sent to him as opposed to a link to reset the password. In 2019, I assume that every place I type information is stored on their system.  I do not use the same password for multiple sites. This site is SSL secured. We pay for that each year and follow industry standards for securing sites. However, I always assume that when I register on a site that the site will have information about me. I know right now I can see every IP from each member, all emails, your browser, etc.  I cannot see your password.  

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12 hours ago, stijntje said:

  In other words : any hacker will have access to your email / password combination.

How is it possible in 2019 to take such risks as website owner ?

How about the users taking a little responsibility ourselves ?

I have several e-mail addresses.  One is reserved for friends and financial matters.

A second is used for general travel, forums etc ( including this one )

A third is used for a sideline business.

The 4th and 5th are used for anything I distrust.

The password I use here follows a completely different pattern to those used for banking.

Therefore, anyone who gets my e-mail & password from here cannot use the info to hack anything of financial value.

 

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On 2/28/2019 at 4:58 PM, stijntje said:

Important security issue you should all be aware of : your password is not encripted on this site, so Michael and any other person who has access to the database, can read it. 

In other words : any hacker will have access to your email / password combination.

How is it possible in 2019 to take such risks as website owner ?

Not sure at all I will remain member.

I guess it is possible when someone does not understand security protocols!

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On ‎3‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 8:02 PM, Scooby said:

I guess it is possible when someone does not understand security protocols!

Could you explain it for us so instead of being so belittling to the OP?

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