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Old 03-10-2017, 01:20 PM
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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...
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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.../27861https://


I logged on,but am wondering if I should do something ELSE. it suggests asking administrators to make the forum Secure...
No site is secure, but this one is the only one I go to that is infected to the point my security is eluded.
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it suggested trying to put https:// before the url...that did NOTHING.
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I see that the warning is a new feature of Firefox. Reading the link the places you get the warning to be most concerned about are sites where you would be entering purchase information. Though you could also have problems if you have the bad habit of using the same password for all your internet access.

This Forum was hacked in the past and information stolen. (As have many web sites and the Government) Make sure that you do not give out any compromising information.
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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...
It is because the URL is HTTP and not HTTPS.

FireFox is reporting accurate information, SB is NOT a secure site, though most forums are not. Just be VERY careful what you put on here and expect it to be compromised again.
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Chrome browser gives the same warning about this site... not secure. And like grandma pointed out, adding the https does nothing. The recommendation from Chrome, as from FF, is to "contact the site owner to ask that they secure the site and your data with HTTPS." I'd like to hear the site owner's response to this.
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I access this site exclusively through my iPhone, I have had small problems but nothing a quick reset won't fix.
Also, I figure everything I post is being reviewed by some agency, so I post accordingly. It's probably not (not EVERYTHING...), but that's for safety.
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I don't get on here like I used to because of the problem of security. I've had a couple times (once on phone and twice on computer) where it says I got a virus and do not get out of it and to log in someplace and I'm sure it was a scam, I got out of it fine without apparent virus but I don't trust this site too much, afraid of viruses primarily.
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I would add that that has only happened on this site, none of the other sites I visit.
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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

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i don't get on here like i used to because of the problem of security. I've had a couple times (once on phone and twice on computer) where it says i got a virus and do not get out of it and to log in someplace and i'm sure it was a scam, i got out of it fine without apparent virus but i don't trust this site too much, afraid of viruses primarily.

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A good enough reason not to upgrade to VIP, I reckon.

My Privacy Badger installation detects ten trackers from the site as well.
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The warning is triggered simply because the site requires a login, but is not encrypted. It's a message forum, you shouldn't have any sensitive personal information on here anyway. About the worst thing that could happen is that someone could intercept your user id and password and login as you.... which has happened to a lot of people on Facebook, even though it IS "secure" with https.
The browser doesn't know the nature of the site. It just sees a login without https and throws a flag.
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These warnings are going to get more common because there is a push among the top tech companies to require SSL everywhere. It's a good thing to do, and likely should be implemented here for the simple reason of usernames and passwords that get used for multiple sites.
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"HTTPS prevents intruders from being able to passively listen to communications between your websites and your users.

One common misconception about HTTPS is that the only websites that need HTTPS are those that handle sensitive communications. Every unprotected HTTP request can potentially reveal information about the behaviors and identities of your users. Although a single visit to one of your unprotected websites may seem benign, some intruders look at the aggregate browsing activities of your users to make inferences about their behaviors and intentions, and to de-anonymize their identities. For example, employees might inadvertently disclose sensitive health conditions to their employers just by reading unprotected medical articles.

HTTPS helps prevent intruders from tampering with the communications between your websites and your users’ browsers. Intruders include intentionally malicious attackers, and legitimate but intrusive companies, such as ISPs or hotels that inject ads into pages.

Intruders exploit unprotected communications to trick your users into giving up sensitive information or installing malware, or to insert their own advertisements into your resources. For example, some third parties inject advertisements into websites that potentially break user experiences and create security vulnerabilities.

Intruders exploit every unprotected resource that travels between your websites and your users. Images, cookies, scripts, HTML … they’re all exploitable. Intrusions can occur at any point in the network, including a user’s machine, a Wi-Fi hotspot, or a compromised ISP, just to name a few."

- excerpted from Why HTTPS Matters
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I am not a tech guy but a very sensitive gov't person advised I respond from email which is gmail but here is where it gets quirky. My email has [email protected] The two dot coms and working on a mac; I have not seen anything unusual. I use to have a expensive encrypted email provider that depending on my subject line took codes and one the way to call them for verication to decrypt all my postings. I do know with 2 *** it seems like I don't get crazy adds or anything odd popping up. Just a thought.
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I'd like to hear the site owner's response to this.
This just in... reply from kev.
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this just in... reply from kev.
not cool dude

HAH... now I get it.
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