Password dialog pops up when accessing one particular forum thread
Thread poster: Riccardo Schiaffino

Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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Dec 2, 2007

Today , when clicking on the thread "1000-word KudoZ context*, please. " (http://www.proz.com/topic/90845), a popup window appears, requesting User Name and Password to access the site "lapardin.com", Realm "cPanel".

This does not happen when accessing any other thread.

I believe this is not malware, but rather something related to one of the messages included in the thread.

Nonetheless, this is disconcerting behavior in a message thread, and also seems to point out to a possible vulnerability in the site (if a message may include code or a link that calls a password Window, probably it would not be too difficult to have it do something else - and that could be dangerous).


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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
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Happens to me too Dec 2, 2007

But not being a member, my thread hasn't been vetted yet.

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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Riccardo and Madeleine Dec 2, 2007

No special problems with that thread. The prompt for password is due because of a wrong link to an image posted by Gennady. I am writing him so hopefully he will correct this soon.

Natalia


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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
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Thanks Natalie Dec 2, 2007

Natalie wrote:

The prompt for password is due because of a wrong link to an image posted by Gennady.

Natalia


But I must agree with Riccardo:



if a message may include code or a link that calls a password Window, probably it would not be too difficult to have it do something else - and that could be dangerous



If it's possible to include "wrong link to an image" by mistake, what else could postings contain?


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xxxmediamatrix
Local time: 12:55
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Suggestion Dec 2, 2007

As Gennady's second post in the thread mentioned by Riccardo is off topic (it concerns an individual user's image uploading problems, not the '1000-word context' suggestion) may I suggest that it would be helpful simply to remove the post (at least pending a solution to the link that's causing problems) so other participants can share their views on the true topic?

MediaMatrix



[Edited at 2007-12-02 20:02]


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