This brings up a good point. If you use a publicly accessible computer, always DCB when you are done with your session.
1. Delete all cookies
2. Clear the cache
3. Browser is shut down
Ideally, it would be great if you could turn off the computer when done.
Number 1 should be log out then the above.
Also, at some FBO's I have been to, browser settings are locked down where you can't clear browser and then at the end of the other pole, other FBOs who knows what kinda security is implemented.
Could have been a key logger on a computer unknown to me that I may have accessed Flight Aware. Could have been a random guess of my "easy password" that now has been changed to a much more difficult one. Could have been a security breach at FA. Dunno but my question raised in 2008 sure came to reality....
Just glad the person didn't think to hijack my FA account by changing the password (forums I know is different!
While expiring cookies won't prevent key loggers getting passwords, it will add security to inadvertent leaving the computer logged onto an FA account which could have easily happened to me.
Whatever the case, on the briefing, my cell number was posted. Not gotten any strange calls today but that is information not available on flight plans to the public so there is a serious security issue that needs to be addressed.
Most importantly, somebody authorized access to a government computer using FA as a conduit without my explicit permission.