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 Post subject: Re: Are private messages private?
New postPosted: June 23rd, 2013, 5:25 pm 
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Courtney wrote:
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sovapid wrote:
Unless custom coding has been done, I'm pretty sure private messages are stored in plain text, not encrypted.

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2126812

Even if they were encrypted (and staying within the realm the most end users can use them), the key do decrypt them would be on the server. Any technical person would be able to figure out how to decrypt them in no time.


Out of sheer curiosity, why did you reply to a dead thread that is well over a year old?

Sounded like a good question, is it encrypted or not, as it appears default is plain text. I care little either way I flush them often.


I don't know about the owner of the site, but I spend my evenings each week going through raw database tables to try to decipher the juicy "Private" messages you guys send to each other.

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 Post subject: Re: Are private messages private?
New postPosted: June 23rd, 2013, 9:13 pm 
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admin wrote:

I don't know about the owner of the site, but I spend my evenings each week going through raw database tables to try to decipher the juicy "Private" messages you guys send to each other.

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 Post subject: Re: Are private messages private?
New postPosted: June 24th, 2013, 6:13 pm 
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admin wrote:
sovapid wrote:
Unless custom coding has been done, I'm pretty sure private messages are stored in plain text, not encrypted.

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2126812

Even if they were encrypted (and staying within the realm the most end users can use them), the key do decrypt them would be on the server. Any technical person would be able to figure out how to decrypt them in no time.


Out of sheer curiosity, why did you reply to a dead thread that is well over a year old?


It is a sticky at the top of the forum and I believe what it said is incorrect.

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 Post subject: Re: Are private messages private?
New postPosted: June 24th, 2013, 7:32 pm 
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Unless you encrypt it yourself, expect nothing on the internet to be private.

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