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Is investor password safe?

Paul Ng (paulng)
Aug 15 2010 at 13:56
43 posts
Hi,

I am new here in myfxbook. I tried to log into my MT4 account using the investor password. The system says that trades are not allowed, but I was quite shocked that I was enabled to remove an EA, or attach a different EA to the chart. My concern is, how will the new attachment work? Does it execute trades? (ie, other people can attaach their EA onto my account and their robot starts to trade on my account) If I put my EA to work, is the investor log-in path able to disable my EA, and prevent the robot from doing its work?

Another concern is, when someone else logs in using the investor password, is he able to open up the source code of the EA that is being used on the chart? Or scan my hard disk for information? For example, the myfxbook EA has the ID and password in the user input, if someone else can attach it to the chart, that person can literally steal my whole account here and impersonate me.

Please enlighten me. Many thanks in advance.



"The first rule of forecasting should be that the unforeseen keeps making the future unforeseeable." - David McCasland (January 5,2012, Our Daily Bread)
Ethan (Staff)
Aug 15 2010 at 14:28
1393 posts
Investor password is completly safe - it provides a read-only access to your account. There is no access to the EA's working - the only information available is the trade history, open trades/orders and account's data (balance, profit, etc).

You were able to remove the EA since you've logged in using the same terminal you've used to attach the EA's with, so MetaTrader 'remembered' it, even though it had no effect on the real account.

Paul Ng (paulng)
Aug 15 2010 at 14:36
43 posts
Thanks for the reply, but I will need to check out on another computer (probably a friend's computer that has never installed MT4) to verify. I will keep you posted.

"The first rule of forecasting should be that the unforeseen keeps making the future unforeseeable." - David McCasland (January 5,2012, Our Daily Bread)
Pipsology (Pipsology)
Aug 19 2010 at 19:10
11 posts
investors password is 100percent save

Patience Is The Best Stractegy In Forex
Paul Ng (paulng)
Aug 31 2010 at 12:52
43 posts
Hello again,

I've asked my friend to install MT4 and gave him the investor password, try his best to mess up the EA or trade. His response was he can only see the trade details, history, and journal. That's about it.

So up until now, I suppose it is safe 😀

"The first rule of forecasting should be that the unforeseen keeps making the future unforeseeable." - David McCasland (January 5,2012, Our Daily Bread)
fxtg100
Aug 31 2010 at 19:42
10 posts
...'Investor password is completly safe'...😄

asagi
Aug 31 2010 at 23:01
7 posts

paulng posted:
   is he able to open up the source code of the EA that is being used on the chart?


Have you thought of implementing your entry/exit conditions inside a DLL? I have yet to benchmark the performance implication for such approach yet.

Paul Ng (paulng)
Sep 01 2010 at 04:31
43 posts
I am not a programmer, so.... things like that are extremely difficult for me. Having said that, I do realize that perhaps it is better to use another software to link up and send orders as and when necessary. I've read about the virtual plug in and stuff like that, and other forum folks have mentioned that whatever platform the broker uses, they have tools to gather a lot of information.

Still, many good brokers are regulated in countries with strong legal framework, so even if tools are available, there's such a thing as code of ethics to comply with.

It will be really nice if there's some really easy human-level programming language to learn, that can attach to any broker's API and run smoothly 😀

"The first rule of forecasting should be that the unforeseen keeps making the future unforeseeable." - David McCasland (January 5,2012, Our Daily Bread)
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