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Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: November 24, 2020 10:33AM
Sorry if dumb question, I STF but no luck. In Chrome 87.0.4280.67 (Official Build) (x86_64) and FF 78.5.0esr (64-bit) -- up to date browsers -- each browser shows this site as not secure. When I log in here, it gives me a warning that my pw may be compromised or whatever. Am I missing something? Why is it showing MRF as not secure? I've been concerned about this for awhile, and today I just noticed an Apple iOS warning that said my pw for this site is compromised, showed up in a data leak.

I'm on a '10 MBP on El Cap. I don't recall this happening on other web sites. Thanks.
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 24, 2020 10:34AM
......many are.....'insecure'.....



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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: Bixby
Date: November 24, 2020 10:41AM
The web is moving over (or arguably has moved over) to using https/SSL, which means it uses a digital certificate to authenticate the identity of the website and encrypt any information (such as a password) that is passed to the server. If a site doesn't use SSL, that means if you type in your password it will be passed in the clear which can easily be intercepted.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2020 10:41AM by Bixby.
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: November 24, 2020 10:49AM
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Bixby
The web is moving over (or arguably has moved over) to using https/SSL, which means it uses a digital certificate to authenticate the identity of the website and encrypt any information (such as a password) that is passed to the server. If a site doesn't use SSL, that means if you type in your password it will be passed in the clear which can easily be intercepted.

Well that gets to I guess the heart of my question - this https/SSL migration began a few years ago IIRC ...but this site is not secure? Zero offense meant to anyone...but that just does not seem right.
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: DP
Date: November 24, 2020 11:04AM
I asked the same question a while back but don't think I got a satisfactory answer.

Larry?





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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 24, 2020 11:04AM
HTTP vs HTTPS. Managing a security certificate is a pain in the tush. Y'all aren't putting super secret personal information on the phorum, are you ?
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 24, 2020 11:38AM
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SteveO
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Bixby
The web is moving over (or arguably has moved over) to using https/SSL, which means it uses a digital certificate to authenticate the identity of the website and encrypt any information (such as a password) that is passed to the server. If a site doesn't use SSL, that means if you type in your password it will be passed in the clear which can easily be intercepted.

Well that gets to I guess the heart of my question - this https/SSL migration began a few years ago IIRC ...but this site is not secure? Zero offense meant to anyone...but that just does not seem right.

There was a time when even Facebook didn't use SSL for logins. This site existed before then.

The vast majority of sites are not "secure". That is changing as time goes on.

What are you wanting to secure? Yes, encrypted password transmission would be nice. But do you want your posts made to be encrypted during the post, even though they end up being completely public once they're posted?

Personally, I'm more worried about which version of PHP this is running.




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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 24, 2020 11:46AM
SSL is easy to add to sites at this point - just a layer you can add on top. I'd like to see it done but this place is hosted out of generosity so I can understand why its a lower priority.



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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: November 24, 2020 12:12PM
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Bixby
The web is moving over (or arguably has moved over) to using https/SSL, which means it uses a digital certificate to authenticate the identity of the website and encrypt any information (such as a password) that is passed to the server. If a site doesn't use SSL, that means if you type in your password it will be passed in the clear which can easily be intercepted.

Before doing entire sites with https connections, almost all used SSL connections for password entry and the like. Using an https URL versus an http one is not necessarily anymore secure.
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 24, 2020 12:35PM
it's been that way for quite some time. i'm not posting critical info here and the password is not used anywhere else so i'm not really concerned.



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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 24, 2020 01:18PM
yeah... I've always assumed that anything I do here is seen throughout the internet including my username/password. Don't use the username/password used here anywhere else and don't post your credit card & social security numbers and we will all be fine.
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 24, 2020 01:35PM
No complaining about free services. old fogey smiley

It's all good, Larry. Thank you as always for MRF. emoticon_love



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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 24, 2020 05:20PM
I thought it was just a reflection on the growing insecurity of MRFers...
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: fauch
Date: November 24, 2020 09:23PM
Because the connection is not secure. Traffic to and from this forum is NOT encrypted.
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 25, 2020 01:42PM
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fauch
Because the connection is not secure. Traffic to and from this forum is NOT encrypted.

ftw smiley
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Re: Why does this forum show as "Connection Not Secure" ?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: November 30, 2020 09:28AM
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rjmacs
No complaining about free services. old fogey smiley

It's all good, Larry. Thank you as always for MRF. emoticon_love

To be redundantly clear: I was not complaining about MRF, "no offense to anyone" once again. Mostly wondering if I was missing some setting somewheres.

BIG THANKS to Larry as always.



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