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    “Not secure” message in web browser

    I noticed that in the web browser it says “Not Secure” , why is this? Also I can no longer use my desk top at work to view the website?

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    I also get the same message. I use a password unique to this forum.

    At work, your IT dept doesn't like it either.
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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    The Forum does not use HTTPS (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS). There are two aspects of HTTPS that are of concern:

    1) HTTPS verifies, to some extent, that the website is who they say they are. Before you feel too warm and fuzzy, I obtained an SSL--'secure socket layer' certificate, required for HTTPS--for a website because the company I worked for was listed in the phone book

    2) more importantly, HTTPS encrypts transmissions to and from the BCF. This is relevant if, for instance, you are connecting over Wi-Fi in a Starbucks or public library where anybody with 'sniffer' software can see private data--e.g. passwords--in 'clear text.'

    Since most of us are likely connecting at home--based on the length of some of the replies (like mine) and attachments--it's probably not a big deal (unless you use the same password to log on to your Bank of America checking account in which case, shame on you). OTOH, FaceBook just got busted--AGAIN--for storing millions of user passwords in clear text and again, if you're using the same password for FB and your American Express account shame on you.

    HTTPS by no means guarantees security, but it's like the old saying 'locks are only for honest people.' Using HTTPS requires getting a certificate, and it has to be updated, I think, yearly, and it requires some changes on the server (HTTPS uses a different port than plain ol' HTTP). It seems like even the most innocuous websites have begun using HTTPS to prevent the type of comments we're talking about here, even if they don't exchange sensitive data. In most browsers, you can declare an 'exception' to bypass the security checks.

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    I never had this issue a few weeks ago?

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    I think it must be a new feature of Chrome or Norton. That message doesn't show up in IE.
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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    I've been getting it in FireFox for a year or more.
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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Yes, I'd say a couple of years with Firefox. Another forum I use went to https and the notification disappeared.

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    [QUOTE Also I can no longer use my desk top at work to view the website?[/QUOTE]

    Change Browsers add another anther one & use it there.

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    I've been getting it in FireFox for a year or more.

    It occurs in edge too.
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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    I've been getting it in FireFox for a year or more.
    Tools->Page Info->Security:

    Security.JPG

    When you get the warning, there should be a link to allow an Exception.

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Sometimes an exception....sometimes not. My browser did that two days ago on gmail. It can be any website, really.

    Quick workaround, if you want to try it, is Ctrl + F5.

    Worked for me until the systems started playing nice again.

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Expired certificates on HTTPS sites will throw an exception.

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Doesn't happen to me with Edge logging on to BCF.

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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    My Edge does not do now either ,

    Microsoft sent me a note they added up grades to my computer and asked for Kudos--LOL
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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Sounds like the Russians trying to influence the election of our forum moderator.....
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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Glasgow View Post
    Sounds like the Russians trying to influence the election of our forum moderator.....
    Fortunately, I can't be bought, but I can be rented! However, before we stray into an area sure to "distract inappropriately" from the subject at hand - Austin-Healeys - let us not pursue this line of discussion. Besides, I'm not elected, I'm dictator-for-life, and fortunately I'm a benevolent dictator!
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    "A benevolent dictator". That explains the halo above your avatar.
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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    You may note that the "Not Secure" is gone. Basil has upgraded the site to HTTPS.
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    Re: “Not secure” message in web browser

    Quote Originally Posted by John Turney View Post
    You may note that the "Not Secure" is gone. Basil has upgraded the site to HTTPS.
    Yes, and we mods have been asked to report any glitches, so let me know if you encounter any.
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