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Old 2018-06-29, 09:52 AM   #1
Clay
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Default Website encryption?

I get a warning similar to this in the address bar:

Warning: this website does not support encryption for the page you are viewing.

This is on both the laptop with firefox (60.0.2, updated this month), and on the phone with whatever internet app is on it. Anyone else?
 
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Old 2018-07-01, 01:56 PM   #2
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At a guess, Firefox have started doing something similar to Chrome where a site with what it assumes is a login form (i.e. fields marked username/password or similar) is flagged as not secure if it isn't using https. Chrome isn't particularly in-your-face about it, whereas it sounds as if Mozilla are being a bit more histrionic.

There's far more chance that someone with physical access to a device you're using will retrieve the browser cookie, which is sufficient to authenticate, and most workplaces and public access points MITM tamper with https traffic so they can filter it, so whilst it's with good intentions the protection is rather circumscribed.

Certificates aren't all they're cracked up to be either;
https://arstechnica.com/information-...0-https-certs/

I looked at https://letsencrypt.org/ for my own site, but it's not particularly straightforward unless a host has the control panel integration (and hosts are generally resellers for paid certificate providers).

TL;DR it's probably not going to change any time soon. And I think realistically this place is on a wind down -- I'll get the forum onto a version that supports PHP7 when I can make time, but I think it's past major changes.

On a complete tangent, last I noticed Mozilla had decided they wanted to hemorrhage users by breaking extensions like DownThemAll and refusing to modify their API.

edit:

Some interesting discussion on the http/https thing --

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/0...ttps-misguided
 

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Old 2018-07-02, 01:30 AM   #3
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TL;DR it's probably not going to change any time soon. And I think realistically this place is on a wind down -- I'll get the forum onto a version that supports PHP7 when I can make time, but I think it's past major changes.
Yeah, but I don't want to give up on the place. I know there're other forums/communities, but it's the people here I like.
 
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