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Author Topic: When I post a message it says "not secure"  (Read 37 times)

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When I post a message it says "not secure"
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:10:18 pm »
I'm not sure why.

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Re: When I post a message it says "not secure"
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 06:00:25 pm »
Details.

Browser?

Like THIS, or a popup that happens? THIS text in the address bar means it's not an SSL site. This is Chrome (actually Chromium on Linux but almost identical to Windoze Chrome.)

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Re: When I post a message it says "not secure"
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 01:48:56 pm »
Its like that, not a popup, but mine has a red triangle next to Not Secure, which is also red.  Its only when I post.  If I don't post anything, it looks like the bar you have.  It says don't put any sensitive information out there.

I thought I should mention it.  I use Chrome.

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Re: When I post a message it says "not secure"
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 02:28:25 pm »
Ok, it's absolutely nothing to be concerned about, short version.

Long version, this website does not use an SSL certificate. Meaning - all content in and out of the server to your browser (w/o SSL) is unencrypted, clear text. I COULD set up SSL but simply have not bothered. Chrome's standard is that all sites that transmit user data back to the server "should" use SSL. So you send data and in response you get a red icon to WARN you of HORRIBLE things happening due to unleasing your post to the intertube.

It's a nanny nag...  nothing's changed.

Sound good?
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Re: When I post a message it says "not secure"
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 02:33:18 pm »
I just posted again. I'm using Chromium (Linux version of Chrome, same basic features) and I do not get the red symbol in the browser address bar. It does keep a "Not secure" message up in the address area, though.
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