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The simplest thing to do is employ a dead man's switch that sends vital information to someone that you trust, and have established an agreement with to carry on or conclude a select few of your affairs or ventures if something should render you unable to continue with them. In the simplest case, you have something set up to send an email to several people ...


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It's not about emailing plain text passwords vs. a URL, it's about storing passwords in plain text vs. hashing them. Storing passwords in plain text is not considered secure because if the site (or server, or database...) is exploited, the hacker has access to the user's account on that site along with any other site on which they use the same username and ...


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Here are a number of simple steps which will make it easy for someone to take over after you are gone: Give clients plenty of time to figure it out. Don't register domains for only one year at a time, go longer. Domains are fairly cheap and there is little reason to choose shorter-term registration. For client websites, record all necessary details that ...


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If you're emailed your password and three months later someone gets access to your email, they can get into your account (unless you've changed the password, which is unlikely). If you're emailed a password reset link and three months later someone gets into your account it won't do anything, because even if you've not used it, it will have expired. It ...


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UPDATE: Based on the fact this is is a .com domain, that you do the following: Go to https://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/domain-names/com-domain-names/index.xhtml. Click on the Chat with Support link at the bottom of the page. Explain the situation to them and tell them what documentation, if any, you have to establish that you or your client is the ...


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Probably not. If any of your clients post the URL in just about anything, search engines will likely discover it. They may also find it while crawling domain registration sites and the like... As Google states here: If you need to keep confidential content on your server, save it in a password-protected directory. Googlebot and other spiders won't be ...


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Is there any way to solve this mess? Technically speaking, there is no way for you to take over the domain name using force. However, if your client can prove it paid for it or for some services to implement it, you may attempt some legal action first and bring the court's decision to the registrar if it is in your favor. If the domain name contains a ...


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I wrote an answer that addresses this same issue though it is a bit particular to the OP's situation. Being a web host in a previous life, this answer is a road map that you can follow based upon my experience. I am sure there are ideas in the answer that can really help you. Getting access to website files without access to the hosting account Good Luck!! ...


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The client should be able to contact the hosting company and have their password reset, then they can give it to you. If you try and they do it, I would be very very concerned about security. Alternatively, log into the domain registrar and move the whole thing to a new hosting service. Sometimes it is better to start from scratch...do they trust the last ...


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An easy method would be to use a trigger, calling a php file that physically exists on the disc and calling it in your dynamic content which should trigger the password prompt. You'd just need to use an empty php file in say /protected/ and ensure that the rest of the file isn't processed until the empty php file is read.


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I found a workaround for this. If the password html input tag has value attribute set to blank or empty string, then it will autofill irrespective of autocomplete tag. Hence if the password field is blank don't add value attribute to the tag. ex: @if (string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(Model.Password)) { //omit value attribute <input ...


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cPanel is not meant for this purpose. paulmorriss says: Do the developers have to use cPanel? Can they just use FTP to get at their directories? Lèse majesté says: I don't see why any developer would want to use cpanel over shell/sftp. It's easier to just create a separate shell/sftp account for each dev and limit them to their own directory. If ...



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