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Re: Bug report
« Reply #920 on: March 31, 2019, 09:05:31 AM »
Had I been winning a dollar every time I visited a "not secure" web page I would have been a millionaire by now.
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Re: Bug report
« Reply #921 on: March 31, 2019, 09:31:48 AM »
Yes, I know about http vs https, but my point is that it didn't used to tell me "Not Secure" so I was wondering if something changed. Now I see that it is not showing "not secure" on one computer, but it is showing it on another computer which should be identical (OS and browser). Probably I unknowingly changed a browser configuration setting on that computer without realizing it and that affects whether the warning is displayed.

I never changed any settings on Chrome or Firefox (work), probably both after they updated, they just suddenly started showing that one day, as though it was some big new scary feature. I'd sooner they wouldn't...  ::)

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Re: Bug report
« Reply #922 on: March 31, 2019, 10:43:13 AM »
Had I been winning a dollar every time I visited a "not secure" web page I would have been a millionaire by now.

Yeah, but that would be counterfeit money.
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Re: Bug report
« Reply #923 on: March 31, 2019, 10:53:59 AM »
I never changed any settings on Chrome or Firefox (work), probably both after they updated, they just suddenly started showing that one day, as though it was some big new scary feature. I'd sooner they wouldn't...  ::)

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Re: Bug report
« Reply #924 on: April 02, 2019, 11:54:07 AM »
The Secure warning only means that any data you send to the website is encrypted. This is important if you are entering bank passwords or other high-risk data. Not so important if you are just browsing a classical music forum. Theoretically, some hacker could intercept your login password, but I regard that as low risk.

Simple solution: click (and/or bookmark) "https://www.good-music-guide.com/community". The https is the important bit. You are now browsing the same forum, with no more security warning.

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Re: Bug report
« Reply #925 on: April 03, 2019, 11:33:34 AM »
The Secure warning only means that any data you send to the website is encrypted. This is important if you are entering bank passwords or other high-risk data. Not so important if you are just browsing a classical music forum. Theoretically, some hacker could intercept your login password, but I regard that as low risk.

Simple solution: click (and/or bookmark) "https://www.good-music-guide.com/community". The https is the important bit. You are now browsing the same forum, with no more security warning.

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You put your finger on it. The way I access the site the URL gets fished up from the recently visited URL list and on one computer I use it is http:// and on another it happens to be https:// That explains the difference. It wasn't obvious because for some reason browsers today tend to hide the http:// part of the URL. I probably should make some sort of bookmark so that I get the secure one.

Anyway, I'm not sure security is so irrelevant. Weren't we all instructed to make our screen names different from our login names to thwart some sort of attack, a few years ago?