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post #18 of Old 10-28-2013 Thread Starter
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Re: New search engine for sailboats

@Argalax: There's now close to 60 OAuth providers (including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and other major players) and probably hundreds of thousands websites using OAuth for authentication and authorization. OAuth is the way to go if you're building a web app in 2013. Sure, there might be XSS attacks enabled by OAuth out there (a quick google search only gave me one such theorical attack), but it won't stop me from using my Gmail and Facebook accounts to log in other websites. I don't like having to remember 20 different passwords. I'm not saying "just trust me", I did offer to go over any HTML or JavaScript bits you were concerned about. I think that if you are accusing my website of being malicious, the burden of proof is on your side.

At any rate, since you are interested in using the site and since you are genuinely concerned by possible XSS attacks, I'll happily add my own custom login mechanism tonight. I'll handle password recovery through PM for now since I don't have time to implement a password recovery system.

I'll post an update once I've pushed the change,

-Gabriel
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