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Privacy?

Post by btredeye » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:27 am

Can The Optom clarify if PMs between other members are visible to adminstrators, moderators or The Optom website owner(s)?

If no, please explain how this privacy is achieved.

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Post by theOptom » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:20 am

No.

But if admin wanted to they could access them by resetting your account password then using that to login to your account. You'd know this had occurred if you never changed any settings (and did not get banned) yet failed to login, with the error being username/password invalid.

Admin doesn't have access to passwords.
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Post by jonesal2 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:20 pm

I assume who ever set up the forum could logon directly to the MYSQL database and then read the comments stored as PMs if they knoew where to look?

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Post by Humspoff » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:33 pm

So Boss, you don't know all those nasty things Bear and I say about you then? :wink:
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Post by Pritesh » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:44 pm

jonesal2 wrote:I assume who ever set up the forum could logon directly to the MYSQL database and then read the comments stored as PMs if they knoew where to look?
If you know what you're doing with MySQL this should be possible, presuming you have access to the backend. PHPBB2 does not encrypt PMs on the database...

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Post by mo2.1066 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:10 pm

Pritesh wrote:
jonesal2 wrote:I assume who ever set up the forum could logon directly to the MYSQL database and then read the comments stored as PMs if they knoew where to look?
If you know what you're doing with MySQL this should be possible, presuming you have access to the backend. PHPBB2 does not encrypt PMs on the database...
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Post by ahmed_optom » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:38 pm

If you are looking for that level of privacy then the internet is probably not for you.

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Re: Privacy?

Post by lion » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:56 pm

btredeye wrote:Can The Optom clarify if PMs between other members are visible to adminstrators, moderators or The Optom website owner(s)?

If no, please explain how this privacy is achieved.
What exactly are you worried about? Whats on your mind?

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Post by MTP » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:43 am

lion wrote:
btredeye wrote:Can The Optom clarify if PMs between other members are visible to adminstrators, moderators or The Optom website owner(s)?

If no, please explain how this privacy is achieved.
What exactly are you worried about? Whats on your mind?
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Post by free pd » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:49 am

ahmed_optom wrote:If you are looking for that level of privacy then the internet is probably not for you.
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Post by fagin » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:14 am

I was always told that typing anything on to a computer was much the same as writing it on a large piece of paper and posting it on a public notice board. I bank on having no-one being remotely interested in anything I should have to say.
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Post by DG » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:47 am

fagin wrote:I bank on having no-one being remotely interested in anything I should have to say.
Yep - I think you're on pretty safe ground there! :wink:
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Post by Izopter » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:30 pm

DG wrote:
fagin wrote:I bank on having no-one being remotely interested in anything I should have to say.
Yep - I think you're on pretty safe ground there! :wink:
Sure?
There is enormous money involved in getting details of individuals (high there! Big Brother!) filtering every hint of everyone everywhere with very few exceptions (hermits, non-media users..if they exist) eg guess who HMG sold your health data to and want to sell more of ? - all the major pharmaceuticals of the world.

The recent Bang goes the Theory got an expert to find out from a few volunteers personal info they thought non too insignificant to matter. They were rather aghast at how comprehensive a picture of any individual that can be - and was - generated.

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