Unsafe Not secure

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Sarita Porter, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    hi, on my Apple device it is reporting that this site is “Not Secure”. Is anyone else seeing that, is it just me and should I worry?


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  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    It’s been on my iPad since the last IOS upgrade....

  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    This is a publically accessible site so it cannot be secure - the security is only when you have 'conversations' direct with other members.

    Your bank can on the other hand can be secure as you are only accessing your information

    Its all part of the new data laws I believe, you have to be told if its secure or not and take whatever actions you deem necessary

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  4. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Well-Known Member

    The status of the site is exactly the same as before, it’s just that now Safari will make it clearer whether you’re on an http or an https site. As there are no transactions on the site you may not feel there is anything to worry about. You might want to make sure you don’t reuse your ww2talk password on other sites, and in particular eg bank or Paypal accounts
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  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just quoting Adam's reply on the previous thread about it now I've merged with the new one asking the same thing.

    ..and this one too
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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Glad someone mentioned this. Been meaning to say a thing...

    Seriously, nothing to worry about really, we're just on the lower security HTTP rather than the shinier and encrypted HTTPS.
    It would matter more if we were a commercial enterprise, but we're not.
    (Google it, if intrigued. Many more explain it better than I can.)

    Quite soon, we're updating the software here to the next generation of Xenforo.
    Around then, Otto plans on splashing out on the required SSL certificate/s and will get everything HTTPS so browser programs will stop their nagging.
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  7. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the explanation - on balance I think I can relax and go back to looking obsessively for photos and documentation about Austin K5's! :D:screwy:


  8. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

  9. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    The same warning is initiated using the Opera browser.

    I note that some technical websites also carry the warning.
  10. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    I'll draw attention to the article I posted (Post #20) regarding https earlier in this thread. I've noted recently that at least one brand of forum software (I forget which, possibly Invision) has made it easier to switch to https in a recent upgrade.
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It's apparently fairly easy to do whatever, but the SSL certificates need buying first (across different history sites/servers that Otto runs; here, 2F, WW2.org, Hyperwar etc.), and with a software upgrade on the near horizon it makes sense to tidy stuff up in more of a lump rather than possibly have to re-do things.

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