[pmwiki-users] unset password = history gone?
russfink at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 15 08:12:02 CST 2005
Hello - I observed a behavior, and wondered if this is intentional. If so,
Very Cool! Here is what happened.
I had a password-protected group and a HomePage in that group with some
phone numbers on it. I edited the page, erased the phone numbers, clicked
on save, and then went to the group and set the read-only password to
"clear." I left the edit and attr passwords set, however.
I was concerned about people being able to access the freshly deleted phone
numbers, so I went to the page and selected "history" to see if I could
recall the sensitive information - but it came up blank. Hooray!
Tell me, why is this? Is it a fluke of my setup, intelligent design, or
because I still had the edit password set on the page?
In general, if I really want to be sure about scrubbing sensitive
information from history logs, particularly of those pages whose content I
"declassify," what do I have to do? I'm only concerned about "normal"
preventive measures - don't send me tinfoil-hat replies saying I need to
pulverize my hard drive and launch the pieces into space - I'm mainly
concerned about "reasonable" precautions. (And yes, I've heard of the
wayback machine, but no, I don't think it applies because the site doesn't
allow spiders and isn't linked to any other page.)
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