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Offline Pamela Young

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Website Not Secure?
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:34:25 AM »
I have been afraid to post on this site for several days, because all of a sudden I started getting a warning that the site is not secure.  When I go to sign in to be able to post, immediately the subject field up at the top of the screen changes from saying 'noeltyl.com' to 'Website Not Secure' in red, with a circled exclamation mark in front of it.  Is anyone else seeing this?  Anyway, I'm taking my chances and posting, but it worries me.

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Re: Website Not Secure?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 11:27:49 AM »
Hello Pam,


As no one is answering, will just say that No, I am not getting the 'Website Not Secure' message that you are reading on your screen.

- Are you using a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or Cellphone as your device for viewing, and what virus protection are you using?

A little more detail may help others, especially the techy types, to help you..


Regards

Robynne
« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 11:31:29 AM by Robynne »
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Offline Pamela Young

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Re: Website Not Secure?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 11:46:38 AM »
Thanks very much, Robynne; I really appreciate the info.  I get this warning message on both my laptop and my phone (MacBook Pro and iPhone 6).  I also tried it yesterday at my brother's house on his computer; I got the same message there, though his computer is some kind of PC, I forget what.  Very, very weird.

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Re: Website Not Secure?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 12:28:38 PM »
That's very strange Pam, sorry I can't explain it .

Hopefully someone will chime in  :)

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Offline Pamela Young

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Re: Website Not Secure?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 12:58:57 PM »
Thank you, Admin.   :(

Offline Antonio

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Re: Website Not Secure?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 01:44:04 PM »
Hi Pam,

Hope this helps:

How to Fix the https NOT Secure Message

"Whether you are using Google Chrome internet browser, Firefox or Microsoft Edge browser, https not Secure Message basically means that your browsers connection to the website, is not using encryption (thus, prone to man in the middle hacking attacks amongst other security issues whereby someone else can intercept the communication between your computer and the remote computer you are connecting to)."

https://www.rankya.com/how-to/how-to-fix-the-https-not-secure-message-in-google-chrome/

Offline Pamela Young

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Re: Website Not Secure?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 02:02:43 PM »
Thank you so much, Antonio.  I just don't understand why this 'man in the middle' attack would be happening to me, given that I'm using Safari, not Chrome or Firefox.  But so far I've only skimmed the article; maybe after I read it carefully I'll have a better idea of what's going on.  Thanks again.

Offline Robynne

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Re: Website Not Secure?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2018, 06:59:58 PM »
Apologies Pam, I AM now getting the Not secure message.

I'm running Windows 10 and using Google Chrome as my browser.


This is currently the message with url in the address bar;

Not secure / http://noeltyl.com/discussion/index.php?action=post;topic=8892.0;last_msg=59220


Thanks Antonio, know  the https should be in front of the url, as I've worked on secure servers before, for work. Will follow the link you supplied. Ta!
« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 07:12:35 PM by Robynne »
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Re: Website Not Secure?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2018, 12:41:49 AM »
"Historically, HTTPS connections were primarily used for payment transactions on the World Wide Web, e-mail and for sensitive transactions in corporate information systems. Since 2018, HTTPS is used more often on websites than the original non-secure HTTP, primarily to protect page authenticity on all types of websites; secure accounts; and keep user communications, identity, and web browsing private." Wikipedia

This Website & Forum were created long before the https implementation became widely used. Still, there's no payment transactions here... not even annoying pop-up ads to worry about. Even without encryption, Tyl's Forum and website are 99,9%* more secure than the oh so popular social media (aka Fakezuck, YouTroll, etc*).

Solution for web visitors
Install the HTTPS Everywhere browser extension:

Link for Chrome browsers:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/https-everywhere/gcbommkclmclpchllfjekcdonpmejbdp

Firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/pt-PT/firefox/addon/https-everywhere/

The extension/addon is available for some other browsers, but my example/image is for Chrome.
Once installed, close the browser and then reopen it. You'll see a new icon (white S over a blue square) top right in the adress bar. Click it and check the two boxes, as in my picture (the blue square turns red). If you now see a green "lock" icon before the domain adress, it is secure.

Please note that some websites may not open when you use this addon... but you may click the S icon to uncheck the box "Block all unencrypted requests" or just disable the extension temporarily (if you trust that particular website).



* "We No Who U R"
We know who you are
We know where you live
And we know there's no need to forgive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paplvPkczhE

* The remaining 1% is for those rare ocasions hackers have stolen my best jokes!!!
« Last Edit: April 10, 2018, 10:53:40 PM by Antonio »