URL Based Authentication

by Ben on January 30, 2004 · 0 comments

in Sci-Tech

In other news, Microsoft is dropping URL based authentication. This is when you use http://username:password@server/ to access a password protected site. I respect why, this is used to redirect people to fake sites… the url winds up looking like this:
which directs you to a completely different site, but at a glance it looks like Amazon. This is basically a good idea, but it’s going to make my free porn password sites harder to use, and that just sucks.

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