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theLotter privacy warning | passwords saved in clear text

Topic closed. 1 reply. Last post 12 months ago by realtorjim.

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Posted: December 17, 2015, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

So I admit I registered with thelotter to see if/how it would really work.

While registering and typing in all my info I somehow hit enter or the website cut off my password after x amount of letters.

So I tried to login with my password and it didn't work, I tried multiple times to have a replacement password/reset link emailed to me, ddn't work.

So I then contacted a customer agent in the web chat who told me she reset my password and to try again, I didn't work, once again, requesting a reset email didn't work.

 

So then she tells me she can help me guess my password, gives me the first three digits and the last. So I realize that the last letter is right in the middle of my password that I typed and that I somehow must have pressed enter or there was an input lag or whatever that "clipped" my password without me knowing.

 

Long story short: thelotter saves passwords in their database in clear text. I guess that is something to look out for.

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    Posted: December 17, 2015, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

    So I admit I registered with thelotter to see if/how it would really work.

    While registering and typing in all my info I somehow hit enter or the website cut off my password after x amount of letters.

    So I tried to login with my password and it didn't work, I tried multiple times to have a replacement password/reset link emailed to me, ddn't work.

    So I then contacted a customer agent in the web chat who told me she reset my password and to try again, I didn't work, once again, requesting a reset email didn't work.

     

    So then she tells me she can help me guess my password, gives me the first three digits and the last. So I realize that the last letter is right in the middle of my password that I typed and that I somehow must have pressed enter or there was an input lag or whatever that "clipped" my password without me knowing.

     

    Long story short: thelotter saves passwords in their database in clear text. I guess that is something to look out for.

    Make sure that is one you don't use for ANYTHING else!

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