Fæ wrote: >Do any of the volunteers contributing to this list have ideas for >changes that may make a significant difference to security?
When you log in, you're given a user session. This session, along with local Web browser HTTP cookies, allows you to stay logged in and authenticated as you browse and edit a wiki. We've previously discussed the ability for a user to see all of his or her account's active sessions, similar to what other sites (GitHub, Facebook, Google) already allow. This type of interface lets a user see his or her own active sessions, originating IP addresses and User-Agent strings, and sometimes the interface allows destroying all or some sessions (e.g., if you see a session from the time you logged in to a friend's computer). This type of interface can also be used, for better or worse, to track typical behavior of the user, so that if a user often logs in from a specific IP address range (e.g., their home computer in the UK), a user session that comes from a vastly different IP address range (e.g., a mobile device in Australia) can be flagged and reported to the user. Or, in the case of two-factor authentication, a "suspicious" login attempt can be required to go through additional verification. These types of systems are common for Gmail accounts and some credit card accounts. Regarding a user seeing a list of his or her own active sessions and corresponding information, there was, and there likely still is, considerable opposition to this idea. It's akin to a "self-CheckUser" feature (which I think we should separately support) and there were concerns that we would help vandals, sockpuppets, and other bad users. Some links: * https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/?curid=117743 * https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/?curid=156161 * https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T387 * https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T29242 MZMcBride _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>