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Old 05-08-2017, 09:05 AM
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I made this request nearly a year ago, to go HTTPS, and got the same reply from @Kev

Crickets.

With services like Lets Encrypt that hand out FREE SSL certs there little to no reason NOT to secure the site.

@The Old Coach - yes the lack of HTTPS and all the trackers on this site is reason enough not to sign up for VIP and why I don't come around all that much.
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Try using "StartPage.com".
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Try using "StartPage.com".
That will not increase the security of SB.
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Try using "StartPage.com".
FYI, StartPage is a good search engine, but it only secures your actual searches on their website, not the websites that you go to from your search results.
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Just assume that the FBI, NSA, and whomever else in the govt is scanning our posts with alogrithms and software. Most of us are probably already of lists somewhere....especially us veterans.
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Hi, so this might technically be better suited for The Tech Zone, but I'm posting here for better visibility.

So, if you notice up in the url bar of your browser, there is no https:// in front of the site url.
This means that SSL is not enabled for this site.

For those that don't know, that means that ALL the information you enter on this site is free for everything downstream of you to see (unless you use a VPN).

If you use the same password on this site that you use on any other site, change them IMMEDIATELY.

I will demonstrate.
In the first image, I enter some fake credentials and hit the login button.
In the background, I am running Wireshark, which is a tool that captures network traffic.
As you can see, in the section with the red outline, the login credentials were sent in plain-text.

This applies not only to your login credentials, but to every post made here.
Your ISP, and whoever else is between you and this site can see everything you type, and all of your login information.
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The question is why the cert for SB is not working or if it lapsed and if it will be renewed?
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today, when I tried to log on, I rec'd a message saying this board was not secure, and to learn more, I was prompted to go here... https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Prote...fox/ta-p/27861


I logged on,but am wondering if I should do something ELSE. it suggests asking administrators to make the forum Secure...
I've never had any problems from this sight.

No, it's not secure. NO website is "secure".
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Hi, so this might technically be better suited for The Tech Zone, but I'm posting here for better visibility.

So, if you notice up in the url bar of your browser, there is no https:// in front of the site url.
This means that SSL is not enabled for this site.

For those that don't know, that means that ALL the information you enter on this site is free for everything downstream of you to see (unless you use a VPN).

If you use the same password on this site that you use on any other site, change them IMMEDIATELY.

I will demonstrate.
In the first image, I enter some fake credentials and hit the login button.
In the background, I am running Wireshark, which is a tool that captures network traffic.
As you can see, in the section with the red outline, the login credentials were sent in plain-text.

This applies not only to your login credentials, but to every post made here.
Your ISP, and whoever else is between you and this site can see everything you type, and all of your login information.
Ugh. I am deleting pics as we speak
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I think it has something to do with <COMMENT REMOVED BY NSA>
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