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Beagletorque
6th November 2018, 09:18 AM
Anyone one else getting the "Not Secure" Warning Triangle in the browser address bar for this site?

Bikie John
6th November 2018, 09:29 AM
Yup (on Chrome/Windows).

John

TimP
6th November 2018, 10:43 AM
Not seeing it on iPad Safari browser.

Phill D
6th November 2018, 10:59 AM
Nope not on Android tablet.

pdk42
6th November 2018, 12:21 PM
It's because the site is still running on HTTP, not HTTPS. Google's July update to Chrome started flagging all HTTP sites as "not secure". TBH, Ian needs to sort this. Google also severely down-lists HTTP-only sites in its search results and I suspect in time they will add more restrictions. Maybe one day they'll stop allowing it altogether.

Bikie John
6th November 2018, 02:31 PM
Thanks for the explanation Paul, I vaguely remembered something like that but not the detail.

John

Otto
6th November 2018, 04:08 PM
There was a thread about this a while ago. It doesn't need to be secure as it's not a business taking orders and payments. That said, for the reasons Paul explained it would be a good idea to change it to HTTPS but nobody need worry about it so long as they don't post any personal details. FWIW Firefox is not flagging it even after its (Firefox) recent security improvements.

Gwyver
6th November 2018, 04:19 PM
There was a thread about this a while ago. It doesn't need to be secure as it's not a business taking orders and payments. That said, for the reasons Paul explained it would be a good idea to change it to HTTPS but nobody need worry about it so long as they don't post any personal details. FWIW Firefox is not flagging it even after its (Firefox) recent security improvements.

Richard,
Actually Firefox 63.0.1 is showing it as questionable
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Click on the thumbnail above and you'll see it reports:- "Connection not encrypted".

Otto
6th November 2018, 04:56 PM
Fair comment Chris but that requires one to deliberately look at the Page Info whereas some other browsers use a flag on the page you're viewing. Firefox does flag pages with content blocking or tracking attempts though *chr.

Harold Gough
8th November 2018, 08:08 AM
I'm getting it, as of a week or two ago, on all my regular photographic forum sites and on others, such as insect identification ones. On FM Macro it goes red when I enter anything, such as a reply (also happening here right now).

This is when I access the website via url shortcuts, on my PC Desktop, established years ago. I don't see the Google involvement in this case.

Harold

MJ224
8th November 2018, 08:18 AM
Adguard says the site is SAFE...…..

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Jax
8th November 2018, 08:35 AM
Adguard says the site is SAFE...…..

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Slightly ironic given that it is an advertisement itself *yes

Jax

TimP
8th November 2018, 09:27 AM
Slightly ironic given that it is an advertisement itself *yes

Jax

That would be like the Asian sounding chap that cold called me yesterday to say they could offer a solution to cold callers. “What like you” I said? ‘Click’ went the phone at his end! Wuckfit!

drmarkf
8th November 2018, 10:23 AM
That would be like the Asian sounding chap that cold called me yesterday to say they could offer a solution to cold callers. “What like you” I said? ‘Click’ went the phone at his end! Wuckfit!

Ha!
Cold-calling seemed to have gone away for the past few months, but we've had an outbreak over the last week. I need to find that klaxon again.

Wee man
8th November 2018, 10:36 AM
Yes it seems they have started again. It seems I have been in a number of car accidents in the last week! I am now getting calls to get me compensation. I went with one asking was that when I was hit by the bus and immediately the standard message changed to a gentleman very keen to assist me. On asking the company name as I am registered with the TPS he lost interest.

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Jax
10th November 2018, 01:30 PM
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The Opera web browser, ( and others ) reports this site, Olympus UK E-System User Group, as being insecure and advises against posting any sensitive data such as passwords, credit card details or any other sensitive data, as they could be stolen. It also reports the current use of 5 cookies.

Popups now seem to have been introduced on this site advising users that it uses cookies etc. so hopefully the next step will be sorting out it's Security Certificates.

Jax

MJ224
10th November 2018, 05:53 PM
Slightly ironic given that it is an advertisement itself *yes

Jax

Tut...…………….:(

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10th November 2018, 06:01 PM
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Only working on what reports come to me. Don't see anything unsafe on the forum. We don't give credit card details so what is to be stolen?

The report does say there is insufficient data for child safety, but suspect if any member did try to post any tricky child photos they would not last for long.

But I am only a "punter" so perhaps don't understand the ramifications of the Web. But we all do need to be on alert for the ******** who are out to trick us...........

Until I am told otherwise, I am very happy with the forum security, and hope it will continue to be a good place to be..............*chr*chr

Jax
10th November 2018, 08:17 PM
Opera does not state the site is Unsafe, it says it's Insecure, like many more websites are. Hence the security warnings on login.

You're correct about nothing worth stealing though, apart from a few words of wisdom about Brexit :), unless someone is silly enough to use the same password for other sites such as Paypal.

When you see the published lists of "most used passwords" such as password, letmein, AAAAA etc. it does make you wonder about the common sense of some people. Apparently, a large percentage of people use the same password for every site they use. Sod's Law being what it is, those sorts will never get hacked or experience a security problem. *yes

Jax

Jax
10th November 2018, 08:35 PM
Talking about "security" it looks like Mark's original profile photo has been stolen and replaced by a very smart distinguished looking guy now :eek: :)

Jax

MJ224
10th November 2018, 08:44 PM
Talking about "security" it looks like Mark's original profile photo has been stolen and replaced by a very smart distinguished looking guy now :eek: :)

Jax

Why do you say that? many Marks here on the forum, some of us better looking than others....*chr

Your second name is not John is it??? best if you get bored and time out..:p:p:p

Jax
10th November 2018, 09:17 PM
Why do you say that? many Marks here on the forum, some of us better looking than others....*chr

Your second name is not John is it??? best if you get bored and time out..:p:p:p

Sorry MJ224, I was referring ( tongue in cheek ) to your change in profile photo. No offence was implied or intended.

Jax

Gate Keeper
13th November 2018, 08:00 AM
Why do you say that? many Marks here on the forum, some of us better looking than others....*chr

Your second name is not John is it??? best if you get bored and time out..:p:p:p

John the heating man :D:D

pdk42
13th November 2018, 09:39 AM
It's simple really:

- If a site uses plain HTTP, there is no encryption of the data to/from your browser. In principle, anyone could snoop on your interaction.

- If a site uses HTTPS (aka SSL) then the data to/from your browser is encrypted. The data contents cannot be snooped.

If you're passing credit card details or other sensitive data then you need HTTPS. Whether you need HTTPS for other apps is a moot point. The trend now is to use HTTPS for pretty well all web-sites, which is why Chrome is flagging sites that don't use it.

Of course, whilst MOST of what do on e-group is not sensitive, be careful if you're sending sensitive information in, say, PMs.

TimP
13th November 2018, 10:08 AM
- If a site uses HTTPS (aka SSL) then the data to/from your browser is encrypted. The data contents cannot be snooped.



Not necessarily a good thing as it means a security appliance at the boundary can’t snoop it to look for potential malware either. Difficult balance to be made, but for us ‘ordinary’ users I guess HTTPS is better. Or is it?