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by AlaskaGuy
posted 01-17-2018 04:03 AM


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 04:21 AM

Just means it’s using normal a normal HTTP connection, instead of a SSL encrypted HTTPS one. And yes, it does cost money to have a trusted third party sign your SSL certificate to be recognized by your browser. For a normal web site, there is no drawback to being unencrypted. If your online banking web pages aren’t encrypted though, change banks :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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AlaskaGuy

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 04:50 AM



Just means it s using normal a normal HTTP connection, instead of a SSL encrypted HTTPS one. And yes, it does cost money to have a trusted third party sign your SSL certificate to be recognized by your browser. For a normal web site, there is no drawback to being unencrypted. If your online banking web pages aren t encrypted though, change banks :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


Thanks, been wondering about that for a long time.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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unclearthur

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#3 posted 01-17-2018 05:53 AM

Like MrUnix says, as long as you’re not typing any confidential information into the page, there is nothing to worry about.

Lots of old sites will continue to use “http” instead of encrypted https for various reasons – its perfectly OK.

However, arguably any site which has a login page with a password should probably make that particular page secure as people tend to use the same password for multiple purposes.

Credit card info should definitely only be entered on secure pages.

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 01-17-2018 07:42 AM

Just so you know: I just had to sign in to reply because I recently cleared my cache. There was no exclamation mark up in the beginning of the address bar on the login page.

-- Mark

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AlaskaGuy

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#5 posted 01-17-2018 09:42 AM

My login page has the exclamation mark and a black lock symbol with red slash through it indicating its not a secure page.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Carloz

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#6 posted 01-18-2018 12:23 PM


Like MrUnix says, as long as you re not typing any confidential information into the page, there is nothing to worry about.

- unclearthur


Of course there is something to worry about. For example you should not use the same password as on the the other more confidential websites.
Also many people cherish their multi-year presence on a forum, gives them feeling that the life is not spent in vain. Finding out that their login information was hacked could be devastating.

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Richard

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#7 posted 01-18-2018 01:55 PM

I think you’ll be fine AlaskaGuy! My Avast Anti Virus is Very Good with this kind of thing. I ran a check on the Site in General and Your Home Page. This is the result in Both cases.

No BOOGEYMEN! .. LOL ..

Regards: Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Richard

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#8 posted 01-18-2018 02:04 PM



Like MrUnix says, as long as you re not typing any confidential information into the page, there is nothing to worry about.

Lots of old sites will continue to use “http” instead of encrypted https for various reasons – its perfectly OK.

However, arguably any site which has a login page with a password should probably make that particular page secure as people tend to use the same password for multiple purposes.

Credit card info should definitely only be entered on secure pages.

- unclearthur

On The Money Uncle Arthur! “s” after “http” is Important for Security.

Regards: Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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unclearthur

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#9 posted 01-18-2018 06:01 PM


Like MrUnix says, as long as you re not typing any confidential information into the page, there is nothing to worry about.

- unclearthur

Of course there is something to worry about. For example you should not use the same password as on the the other more confidential websites.
Also many people cherish their multi-year presence on a forum, gives them feeling that the life is not spent in vain. Finding out that their login information was hacked could be devastating.

- Carloz

Well a password is “confidential information” so as I said any login page should be encrypted (https). Ditto for any “account management” page where you can reset your password, etc.

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Richard

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#10 posted 01-18-2018 07:03 PM


Like MrUnix says, as long as you re not typing any confidential information into the page, there is nothing to worry about.

- unclearthur

Of course there is something to worry about. For example you should not use the same password as on the the other more confidential websites.
Also many people cherish their multi-year presence on a forum, gives them feeling that the life is not spent in vain. Finding out that their login information was hacked could be devastating.

- Carloz

Well a password is “confidential information” so as I said any login page should be encrypted (https). Ditto for any “account management” page where you can reset your password, etc.

- unclearthur

Agree 100%!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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