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|Google links take you to different users profiles [message #186558]
||Tue, 30 September 2014 15:58
Hi I've been admin to a fudforum for some time but seldom had a problem til the last month or two...|
Several users started reporting that they were arriving at the forum and seeing other peoples log in details. I couldn't see the problem initially til today someone detailed it a bit more. Specifically when the search for the forum on google and then click some links it takes them to a thread and it appears to all intents and purposes that they are logged in as someone else.
Today I did it and saw it to be true.
The parameters so far seem to be that they get there via a direct google link.
I think they are all connecting via NHSnet, which effectively is a giant VPN (i've tried from home on a Mac and didn't show up.) NHSnet is the network used within the British National Health Service
The example google link that showed it was
As I say it happens via NHSnet /IE definitely but not from home / Mac /Safari/Firefox
When I demonstrated it myself I could get into account settings in profile for the "other person" though didn't see if I could actually change it.
I strongly think it relates to the NHSnet vpn, and see it as a potentially massive problem if indeed it is as I surmise. Unfortunately I don't have the skills needed to assess and define if it is true. I don't know how to take this forward... Help please!
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