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Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by LTL, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. LTL

    LTL Guest

    I have a small question and hope someone out there can help me make it clear. I am a licensed user of DCS-PG (www.diamondcs.com.au). When logging in the member area page, it says secure page and there is note of "secure log out". Looking at internet browser, it still shows http, not https which supposes to be a secure http connection as ussual (normall/standard web protocols). Is that a secure connection to DCS servers?
    thx in adv.
     
  2. Pilli

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    HI LTL, It means that the page is secure by virtue of the fact that you need to log in and does not infer that the connection is secure.
    HTTPs is mainly for secure transactions like banking or shopping whereby you need to exchange secure information (usually monetary) with the sending / receiving parties, this is usually done using 128byte enctryption.

    HTH Pilli
     
  3. LTL

    LTL Guest

    you mean that all has been in plaintext travelled around the wire to go to the DCS server? If so, somone can sniff out the info and get login successfully; they can get the full version under someone's else registered. Why DCS does not want to implement a secure http session for their customers?
    Thx to Pilli for the info.
     
  4. Pilli

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    Hi LTL, As a matter of interest. Do you know of any other company does this? Apart form banks etc.

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  5. LTL

    LTL Guest

    Hi Pilli,
    Sorry for concerning with this. Anyway, to reply to your asking, at least I can give a site, CA Antivirus (I tried its a free version av before)
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  6. PG#1

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    Hi Pilli,
    I still concern with unsecure connection established with DCS website when users log in to download their licensed softwares/keyfiles/unlockkey. How about one pays for CS then their login info sniffed out when it travels in the Internet and others can use this licensed CS prog under his/her (the one pays for the license to use) registrations; CS can be used to do secure chatting. Is this really a concern or just too idiot to say about?
    Please clear it up. Thx so much in adv.
     
  7. Pilli

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    PG#1, I guess that you may have a point there. :) But remember that the log in is tied to a particular email address so the person doing such a scam would also have to "spoof" your email address, not impossible I should imagine, never the less difficult to accomplish. Is $20 worth it?

    Pilli
     
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