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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
Tryin' to figure out what so special about it..?
originally posted by: Arbitrageur
On topic, what's the worst that can happen to me due to ATS lax security?
originally posted by: Kettu
originally posted by: Tempter
In all honesty, it'd take any good load-balancer a whole 30 minutes to front end this website with a secure backend channel using up to date cipher protocols and a 302-responding 80 redirect.
Why hasn't this been done yet?
Need some help? I'm cheapish.
I dunno man. I think the owner once chimed in about how this isn't off-the-shelf forum software, it's a custom job. You have to remember that you can still read posts from like 10+ years ago on here, and all the members over the years with all their photos and stuff they've uploaded.
I have a feeling ATS as a site takes up a LOT of storage space, and with as much traffic they have globally, they need dedicated servers...not shared or virtual ones. They also appear to be using a CDN (content delivery network) to boost speeds for page loads. Then, you have to figure in the cost of DDOS mitigation stuff (ATS has been attacked in the past, I remember not being able to get on here and announcements about being attacked being made). So, I'm sure they now pay for some kind of anti-hacking thing too.
So, I don't think ATS is just some website you can host on a VPS (virtual private server) using Unbuntu with DigitalOcean for like $9 a month...
Anyone scanning traffic along the route from your computer to ats can see the passwords since they are in plain text.
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Cauliflower
SSL encrypts the traffic between your browser and the server.
As it stand the site has no encryption. A malicious hacker could sniff traffic and see your password.