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Important -- [New login System]
« on: February 13, 2011, 04:22:30 PM »
I've got a decent feeling that the resent logout events where caused by an auto-login bot. These bots will forcefully try to login on existing usernames to steal there account. If you'll have any decent password you hardly need to fear those, but it seems that it specificity causes some trouble on SMF forums. Once a bot fails to login with the username the session of that user will be terminated (meaning the user will be forcefully logged out).

To counter those bots the login will now work with an email/password combination instead of an username/password combination. These email addresses are hidden for non users so a bot will have a much harder time trying to find the email-address of existing users. The email address used for the new login is the email address under which you've registered your account.

Just see this as an extra security measurement against account theft and hopefully this will also stop the resent auto-logout problems.

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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 04:34:46 PM »
hehe, nice thinking Bram.


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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 04:56:19 PM »
It seems to work as well. Unlike before the update I haven't seen a single failed login attempt in the error log ;D


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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 05:11:56 PM »
Is there no way to get rid of the bot completely? :-\

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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 05:17:10 PM »
Is there no way to get rid of the bot completely? :-\
Not that I know off. Sadly the error log shows a different ip as the source for each failed login attempt, so I can't give him a ban or anything. I'm already glad that a person on the SMF forum suggested using the email login feature as a way to prevent it from getting either of the two pieces of the login combination.



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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 05:18:50 PM »
well, I haven't faced any problems for two hours?..... I even restarted my pc... Everything is fine.. thanx Bram :D



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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 05:26:00 PM »
Hopefully this new system will end up working out. ^^


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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 07:00:01 PM »
Will this be only temporary or will we have to work for this system from now on? 


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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 07:31:44 PM »
It will probably stay, should we take it down its only waiting for the next time this will pop back up.


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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 10:01:40 PM »
maybe i shoulda read a little more when i was logged out, kept using my screen name...
thanks jekkib for telling me on Fb ;D

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Re: Important -- [New login System]
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 01:40:13 PM »
I was terrified at first, I thought something was wrong when I logged in just now. Then I expected something like this. Great one Bram :D

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