Post by Gyro123 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:52 pm

Hi I noticed today that my host is having issue. I went to my website and noticed that the database could not connect and it showed database name and password in plain text! I also received an email from one of my customers and he copy and pasted the code with my password! Pretty scary how do I stop this from showing when my host is having issue?

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Post by ogun » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:31 pm

Can you post the error message you saw - or anything else that might help diagnose the problem?

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Post by cwswebdesign » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:41 am

Gyro123 wrote:Hi I noticed today that my host is having issue. I went to my website and noticed that the database could not connect and it showed database name and password in plain text! I also received an email from one of my customers and he copy and pasted the code with my password! Pretty scary how do I stop this from showing when my host is having issue?
This has nothing to do with me running a hosting company but I'd highly advise moving to a new host if your information is being exposed in that fashion.

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Post by Gyro123 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:29 am

Please see attached error message... I blocked out the sensitive information

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Post by cwswebdesign » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:34 am

Gyro123 wrote:Please see attached error message... I blocked out the sensitive information
That's actually standard. I thought your username and password were both exposed.

It's one of 2 things:

1) Their sql server is crashing

2) Your database credentials are incorrect in one or both of the config files.

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Post by Gyro123 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:45 am

So are you saying it's safe even if people could see my database password?

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Post by cwswebdesign » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:50 am

Gyro123 wrote:So are you saying it's safe even if people could see my database password?
Sorry I missed that part where you edited it out. NO it's not safe to show that info! The file path info is not a huge deal though.

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