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Leaving a Website

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Thu 24 Oct, 2013 07:54 pm
A person can leave a website by its logout procedure (takes longer) or clicking the x at the top right corner of the screen (takes shorter).

Is there any advantage to the logout?
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 24 Oct, 2013 08:31 pm
@gollum,
Just exiting the screen via the X leaves your account logged into the site. Anyone coming behind you on your device merely needs to use the browser back arrow or history tracking to have access to your account on the site.

Using the logout process means that person needs to know your login info to, for instance, use your stored credit card info on Amazon.com to place an order.
Happiness For You
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 04:14 am
@gollum,
You should follow proper procedure of logging out otherwise your account information can be shared to the other user.
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gollum
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 04:20 am
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet and Happiness for You-
Thank you.

I use a desktop computer. Is your advice relevant to a desktop personal computer?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 04:52 am
I always make an effort to wave to Jespah when I leave the website, just in case I leave any cookies around.

She normally puts them in the A2K cupboard (tupperware with my name on) until my next visit.
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 06:29 am
@Lordyaswas,
With an extra napkin in case you get crumbs.
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 06:39 am
@jespah,
Crumbs? Has my oldest brother been here?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 11:56 am
@gollum,
It doesn't matter what device you are using. The exposure is from you being logged into a website. Until you sever the access by logging out and forcing the need to login again, your account on that site is vulnerable to misuse. Think of it as leaving the keys in your car's ignition. If you remove the keys, it makes it more difficult for someone to hop in and start driving your car. The type of car you drive makes no difference if you are going to leave the keys in the ignition.
trying2learn
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 04:26 pm
@Butrflynet,
I have my preferences set to log me out when the window closes. It does log me out and there is no history. What am I missing?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 04:29 pm
@trying2learn,
T2L.. you're fine with the settings you described.
trying2learn
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 04:39 pm
@tsarstepan,
okay ty because I was wondering.
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gollum
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 05:09 pm
@trying2learn,
What settings should I use? Control Panel? Internet Op0tions?
trying2learn
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 12:44 am
@gollum,
I believe it depends on the browser you are using and whether you are using a Mac or Pc???

Right now I am learning IE, Safari and Firefox on a Mac with leopard, a Mac with mountain lion, a Pc with xp and a Pc with 7.
trying2learn
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 01:31 am
wow that was a quick post and delete mlt???
gollum
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 09:30 am
@trying2learn,
trying2learn-
Thank you.

I am using a PC.

I clicked the Mozilla-Firefox icon, so I guess I am using it. I also have Internet Explorer and AOL on the PC.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 02:33 pm
@trying2learn,
I saw that, too. She's quick, cryptic, and quite bright.
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gollum
 
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Reply Mon 28 Oct, 2013 04:14 am
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet-
Thank you.

How about a website where one does not log in (e.g., Google)?
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 28 Oct, 2013 01:01 pm
@gollum,
If there are no keys needed, they can't be left in the ignition for someone else to make use of.
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swastik
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2013 07:24 am
@gollum,
There are many types of the advantage to the logout.
1. Secure your all information in a privacy mode after logout your mail account.
2. nobody hack your mail account After logout.
3. nobody see your contact information and friend list
4. Without login no share any type of the information in your account.
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