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phpbb privacy

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by uca, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. #1
    I don't know if this question has been asked and replied before, if so please point out in which thread, otherwise I was wondering what a phpbb forum administrator can see relating to the private areas of the forum users.

    Mainly, is there anyway he/she can read pms between users?
    SEMrush
    And I mean anyway...


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    uca, Mar 5, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. blinxdk

    blinxdk Peon

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    #2
    Not through phpBB - but anyone with the right access privileges to the database can.
     
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  3. uca

    uca Well-Known Member

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    oh right! so the owner/administrator can as he/she prob has access to the database! It's obvious (now)!

    But, not the passwords I suppose...

    Thanks very much!
     
    uca, Mar 5, 2006 IP
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    SedNaX Active Member

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    uca no not the password.
     
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  5. uca

    uca Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    :)
     
    uca, Mar 5, 2006 IP
  6. gprime

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    Note entirely true. By default they can't. But I'm 99.9999% certain there is a hack to enable doing it.
     
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    GTAce Notable Member Premium Member

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    Hack to view passwords? No, there is no mod for that - it would never be released because it poses a serious privacy violation and nobody would ever approve of it. Passwords are encrypted...the only way of reading them would be to decrypt them, and that would require some fancy programming - nothing which is publicly accessible.
     
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    The initial post spoke of PM reading, which is what I was reffering to, not password viewing.
     
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    altho with passwords they could edit your profile and change the password
     
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    Yes, but even without the pasword an admin can do things like that.
     
    gprime, Mar 5, 2006 IP