Wrong password and you're out!

david.carlson.417@gmail.com david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 00:05:26 EDT 2016

The bank may or may not be configured to accept https for passwords.  The form suggested by Plutocrat goes back to much simpler times before there were sophisticated hackers to worry about.
  You would not believe some of the things that exist out there in the internet.
Other examples include all the Internet things that are not secured against being recruited into botnets and being used in denial of service attacks against certain websites.
David C
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------ Original message------From: David T. via gnucash-userDate: Sun, Oct 23, 2016 11:40 PMTo: Plutocrat;Cc: gnucash-user at gnucash.org;Subject:Re: Wrong password and you're out!
Presumably, at least, you meant “https”? Sending user/password on plain html would be a bad idea, I think.David> On Oct 24, 2016, at 7:17 AM, Plutocrat  wrote:> > Steve wrote on Saturday, 22 October, 2016 08:46 PM:>> Anyone experience similar trauma or have a brilliant suggestion? > > It depends how your bank does the password authorization, but if it uses basic HTTP auth, then you might be able to use the URL format:>  http://username:password@bank.com/> > If you try it once, and it works, then you probably won't have to type the password again, as Gnucash will remember the URL. > The downside is that now your username and password is stored in a plain text file on your computer. You'll have to balance convenience with security. > > P.> _______________________________________________> gnucash-user mailing list> gnucash-user at gnucash.org> https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user> -----> Please remember to CC this list on all your replies.> You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All._______________________________________________gnucash-user mailing listgnucash-user at gnucash.orghttps://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user-----Please remember to CC this list on all your replies.You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.

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