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.
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.
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 dovidBT.
Are there any ramifications for me as a poster?
Do you know what can be compromised?
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.