connection not secure

Discussion in 'Hey PUP Staff, Let me tell you what I think!' started by rognkat, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. rognkat

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    I use Mozilla as my browser. Here lately when I go to my favorite sites, I get a lock with a red line thru it and a pop up saying the connection to this site is not secure. It come up on this site when I try to log in(which I do with no problem) and 2 others I go to on a frequent basis. Any idea on this? I may have to take it to a shop and let them check it out if it isn't anything to do with the sites. BTW I have tried putting https:// before the site name and it still says the same thing. I appreciate any help,advice or whatever anyone can give me. Thank you.
     
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    I believe something changed on Mozilla's end. I've recently had a problem with firefox giving me that same screen when I try to log into a hotel's wireless system and get the page redirect to log in. When I use any other browser, it works fine. It's a pain.
     
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    Reekeegee, no I haven't but I'll look in to it. eoleson1, yeah I was thinking the same. I might try Explorer again although I heard it's not as safe anymore.
     
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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    Let us know if Reekeegee's suggestion works. I'd like to fix FF if I can.
     
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    Are you running the latest version?
     
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    The forum doesn't support a secure connection.

    Firefox recently added a feature that warns you when the password will be send over a non secure connection.
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/51.0/releasenotes/
    "A warning is displayed when a login page does not have a secure connection"

    Then it was tweaked a bit in 52, https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.0/releasenotes/
    "Added user warnings for non-secure HTTP pages with logins. Firefox now displays a “This connection is not secure” message when users click into the username and password fields on pages that don’t use HTTPS."

    I get it on all the forums I frequent that don't have an SSL certificate (to support HTTP).
     
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    BelchFire I speak fluent vise-grip

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    ^^^ This

    I've been getting that same message everywhere I go since I updated my Firefox browser. It's annoying, but once you understand what it's telling you, it's actually a good thing in case you're inclined to sign into a site that should be secure, but isn't (like your bank, or work email, etc).
     
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    Try Chrome. I've been using it for about a year. Great browser.
     
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    Antipodes Call me Paul

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    It won't be long before every site is a secure site as there has been too much stealing of passwords etc from unsecure forums (e.g. Yahoo)
     
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    It's not a flaw. It's a purposeful warning because so many thought they were using secure transmission when they weren't.

    I've even seen pages load securely, but send passwords in the clear. That's why they are flagging the password entry boxes.

    Chrome just lets you continue to be ignorant of the issue for now.
     
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    Flagging HTTP connections is a start. Firefox went one farther with an extra warning on the text box that pops up when you select it to enter a password. I don't see a plan for such from Google/Chrome. Doesn't mean it's not coming.

    Nice that the portal now has a certificate for SSL. Unfortunately many forums don't have/won't spend the money for an SSL cert. The Certificate Authorities (CAs), have a pretty good racket there, though I've seen a few low cost options (less than $20/yr) and many hosting companies offer a certificate (though the trust chain may have issues).

    This all reminds me I need to see if the hosts of the sites I admin have any better options yet.
     
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    I have recently begun to get this in Firefox 65.0. Before it would simply tell me that the site was not secure but I wouldn't have to click through several dialog boxes. I thought that the portal had a valid certificate. Thank you.

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    IMG_20190206_201145.jpg Looks like the certificate expired or has some other issue.
     
  16. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I have used fire fox for years and never had a problem such as you describe, check the settings, I have Fire Fox 65.0
     
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    Are you visiting the site in HTTPS?

    I used to, but now I seem to get redirected to http every time.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    some sites are secure, some not, mostly https, FireFox makes the decision.
     
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    We were in the process of moving to a new server on Tuesday & Wednesday so that was most likely the cause of the error.
     

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