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#1 2014-04-21 13:42:01

Agnishom
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Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

**Bug 1a**

The no logout bug.

Many times I have seen this happening. I and Amartyanil often use the same terminal. Sometimes, Amartyanil logs into his MIFF account and does his work and logs out. After a while, I put my username and password in the same terminal and press the login button and I am taken to his account instead of mine.

**Bug 1b**

Yet another no logout bug.

Clicking the logout button and refreshing the page redirects the user to a page where he is already logged in. In other words, the logout button doesn't always work. See post 73 of this thread

**Bug 2**

The twice login bug.

Users normally cannot login at one go. They have to do it twice to access their account.

**Bug 3a**

The Paranoid software bug - unwanted banning.

Many times, users are banned for no reason,i.e, even though no moderator bans him. If you remember correctly, I sent you an email about this long ago.

**Bug 3b**

The Paranoid software bug - random word blocking

Sometimes it so happens that I cannot post a particular message even though it is completely safe for the board. I am just taken to a 403 page.

**Bug 4**

The no safety bug

gAr wrote:

For me even when on FF it's not encrypted, id and passwd are sent over the network unencrypted.

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … 37#p278937

**Bug 5**

Poor Image Support bug

IF I UPLOAD AN IMAGE AND THEN PREVIEW MY POST THE IMAGE IS LOST.  SO HERE I HAVE POSTED INSTEAD OF PREVIEWING.  I'VE DISCOVERED I CAN EDIT A POST CONTAINING THE IMAGE, PREVIEWING AS MUCH AS I LIKE, WITHOUT LOSING THE IMAGE

**Glitch 1**

Small letters under math tags


to be smaller than normal.

**Glitch 2**

Unwanted Daylight Saving

I am tuned into +5:30 timezone. However, during summer the time I see in the forum is 1 hr backwards of the real time in India. In India, we do not have any concept of Daylight saving and this feature for Indians is completely unwanted.

incorrect timezone by Bob bundy

It is BST in the UK so the correct timezone for me is GMT + 1

But I only get the right time in posts if I use GMT + 2 at the moment.  Later this will correct itself.

Last edited by Agnishom (2014-04-29 22:02:19)


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#2 2014-04-21 13:44:38

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Suggestion:

I suggest you update the forum software. Better yet, replace with Vanilla or phpBB. I recommend Vanilla because it has got an easy way to migrate discussions from old forum databases. phpBB also does it too, I hope.

This software is too old and you have not updated it for long.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#3 2014-04-21 13:46:18

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

I have experienced a different version of the first bug. When I log out and then after a while I reload the page, I am still logged in.
I have not experienced the other two.
As for your third bug, even if it is inappropriate, it is replaced with 'math.'

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#4 2014-04-21 13:48:47

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Nope, there are few cases where they take you to a 403 page.

You have experienced the twice login bug ofcourse.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#5 2014-04-21 13:49:38

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

I will try it here.

Not happening yet. Of course, some of these occur as anomalies so it would take hundreds of tries.

Last edited by ShivamS (2014-04-21 13:50:31)

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#6 2014-04-21 13:52:00

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Updated post 1

I am telling that the 403 page occurs even though the content is appropiate. I remember posting something about Mahabharata and it took me there. Also, I remember pasting a particular piece of php code.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#7 2014-04-21 20:48:32

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Agnishom wrote:

Nope, there are few cases where they take you to a 403 page.

You have experienced the twice login bug ofcourse.

I've definitely experienced that one. Both on Chrome and on my mobile browser.

There was also that one time where I could not post to one of the threads and bobbym said to stop posting because the forum will ban me for some reason.


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#8 2014-04-21 21:00:41

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Please upvote the thread


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#9 2014-04-21 21:01:44

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Hm?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#10 2014-04-21 21:04:52

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

I mean do you like my suggestion for MIF?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#11 2014-04-21 21:16:14

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Some of those might just not be possible.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#12 2014-04-21 21:17:47

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

The upgrade?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#13 2014-04-21 21:20:26

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

What about available time?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#14 2014-04-21 23:34:35

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Why? Is the universe ending?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#15 2014-04-22 01:29:52

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

I have not heard about that. I meant MIF free time.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#16 2014-04-22 02:53:31

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

You can do that for him. Can you not?

Lets not totally eliminate the idea. Lets atleast ask MIF to give it some consideration.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#17 2014-04-22 02:57:40

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

I am not making the decision for him. It is totally up to him.

You can do that for him. Can you not?

I can not.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#18 2014-04-22 02:59:15

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Given his permission, you can do it. Yes?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#19 2014-04-22 03:00:41

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Nope, he has access to the forum guts, the innards, I do not.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#20 2014-04-22 03:05:38

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

But if he appoints you to do the job of upgrading the forum, he will authorise you to access those spaces.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#21 2014-04-22 03:13:09

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

I do not access to the forum. I would do whatever was asked of me but the bulk of the work would fall on him.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#22 2014-04-22 03:14:36

Agnishom
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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

He can make you root and ask you to upgrade the forum and do whatever you feel is necessary. Yes?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#23 2014-04-22 03:20:47

bobbym
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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

Mwahhahah! Give me unlimited power? Unlimited power!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#24 2014-04-22 03:24:34

Agnishom
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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

No, make you root. You can help him do all the work if you are root, yes?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#25 2014-04-22 03:28:26

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Re: Bugs, Security Flaws and suggestions

I do not know if that is possible. I have never worked on a forum before.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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