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SSL

Postby tbrown » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:24 pm

Does anybody else have trouble using the https version of the forum? It tells me the certificate is invalid.

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Re: SSL

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:28 pm

tbrown wrote:Does anybody else have trouble using the https version of the forum? It tells me the certificate is invalid.

There is no SSL on the Forum since it doesn't take data. If you are using the latest Firefox, it has what Mozzilla calls a "feature," that is actually an pain! I just deactivated mine last Friday.

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Re: SSL

Postby tbrown » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:30 pm

Thank you for the quick reply. I recently got the warning about username/password not being secure. I'll add an exception for the site.


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Re: SSL

Postby skeathley » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:27 pm

In the web industry (from which I am retired), it is cosidered a best practice to use a secure connection for all login pages, as someone with a network sniffer could get passwords, log in, and leave a lot of spam messages with links. Not a danger, but hours of time to delete, change credentials, etc.

In addition, many SEO professionals believe that Google gives more weight to sites using a certificate, which improves their rankings.

If you accidentally use https to address a website that does not use a certificate, you will actually hit the server default certificate, which is self-signed. That encryption is valid, but since the Authority is invalid, you will get a security warning.

It is now considered a smart practice to secure all pages on all sites with a certificate, just to avoid all the problems, and potentially improve search engine rankings.

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Re: SSL

Postby uthornsfan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:29 pm

Chas,

It is fairly important that the site uses SSL. If anyone sends their password and the site doesn't default to SSl those passwords can get intercepted in plain text.

The industry is moving toward every site needing/requiring SSL.

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Re: SSL

Postby tx mountaineer » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:35 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
tbrown wrote:Does anybody else have trouble using the https version of the forum? It tells me the certificate is invalid.

There is no SSL on the Forum since it doesn't take data. If you are using the latest Firefox, it has what Mozzilla calls a "feature," that is actually an pain! I just deactivated mine last Friday.

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