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  • #1275785

    Thinking out loud
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    When I go to the new website, I’ve been getting a few different messages from my browser indicating that there is some sort of security issue with the site.
    At the login page, there is a warning that logging in may not be secure.
    Also, near the address field on my firefox field, the Lock icon has a red line across it, which means the connection is not secure, and logins can be compromised, Does anyone know what that means exactly?

    I never saw this before the site was upgraded.

    #1275790

    DovidBT
    Participant

    From a recent Firefox release note:

    “In upcoming releases, Firefox will show an in-context message when a user clicks into a username or password field on a page that doesn’t use HTTPS. That message will show the same grey lock icon with red strike-through, accompanied by a similar message, “This connection is not secure. Logins entered here could be compromised.”

    This site uses http, not https.

    #1275811

    Lightbrite
    Participant

    Eeeks!!! I didn’t realize that. Does it cost money for YWN to put up a more secure https:// system? Maybe paying the IT person or a subscription to a https:// something?

    Thank you!

    #1275816

    Thinking out loud
    Participant

    Thank you dovidBT.
    Are there any ramifications for me as a poster?

    Do you know what can be compromised?
    Thanks.

    #1275836

    DovidBT
    Participant

    I think that the only risk is that a hacker with the means and motive could steal your login credentials and impersonate you here. Of course if you use the same username/password here as on other sites, e.g. an online banking site, which is generally a really bad thing to do, your account on those sites could be hacked.

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