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Old 05-02-2018, 12:52 PM
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Last night, was getting this warning in the url box. Happened last week also. Today, okay.




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Old 05-02-2018, 01:14 PM
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It's because the website doesn't use https, and nowadays browsers either complain/warn about non-https sites, or refuse to load them altogether.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:41 PM
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Sounds like a browser problem to me.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:39 PM
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Could be a browser problem, however I’ve been using IOS for years on this site without the warning showing up. I don’t see this warning on other sites.

I know being a moderator at an international art website, that when internal changes are made by the Administration, it sometimes screws things up for the users.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:31 PM
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Sounds like a browser problem to me.

It's not a browser "problem," but rather that the industry is pushing hard to move all websites to https.

I'll try not to get too technical, but https is a secure, encrypted protocol that prevents eavesdropping on communications with a website. It's totally what you want for banking, online shopping, & other sensitive communications, but it probably doesn't really matter for an online forum that is open to anyone to see anyway.

For better or worse, the industry is driving toward making all websites use https no matter what. Some browsers are getting more over-zealous than others with warning users about "insecure" websites, based solely on the fact the site isn't using https.

Recent updates to all the browsers are adding these warnings.
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:53 PM
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This site is not any LESS secure than its ever been.....

In July Chrome I read is gonna start trying to scare people also...
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:14 PM
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Unless I'm going to be entering private information I usually ignore those warnings. I don't give two rips if the cafe wifi someplace can see that I'm reading about rebuilt CRTs on VK.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:16 PM
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The hacker in the unsecured cafe wi-fi CAN SEE ALL YOUR STUFF, not just VK. He can make a quick copy of all your files almost instantly.

Did you know hackers go through residential neighborhoods with cell phone in hand looking for non password protected wi-fi?
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:17 PM
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This site is not any LESS secure than its ever been.....



In July Chrome I read is gonna start trying to scare people also...

Yes, you're exactly right. It's unfortunate in my view, but the industry at large is trying to eradicate the HTTP protocol, even though there isn't anything wrong with it, in and of itself. It's just not encrypted.
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Yes, you're exactly right. It's unfortunate in my view, but the industry at large is trying to eradicate the HTTP protocol, even though there isn't anything wrong with it, in and of itself. It's just not encrypted.
I agree. There is nothing wrong with HTTP; this protocol has been used and is still used on websites world wide. However, it can and should, IMHO, be replaced by HTTPS, the sooner the better. Most sites do not need the security of HTTPS, but in the case of online banking, shopping, etc. sites security is of the utmost importance since sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, is being transmitted over the Internet. If the site isn't secure, any hacker can get the information almost literally in the blink of an eye. This, BTW, is also why many websites don't show the characters typed into text boxes, particularly those asking for passwords and the like. The first time I saw this, on an online banking website, I thought my computer keyboard wasn't working; a quick check of the keyboard using my word processor, however, confirmed that the keyboard was OK. This was when I realized the site I had been using was deliberately blanking out information being input into its text boxes, almost certainly for security reasons.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:19 PM
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They are trying to give ppl a FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY saying HTTPS is secure when the elite can still see everything.... IT JUST GIVES THEM MORE CONTROL!!!!
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