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Old 03-10-2017, 02:05 PM   #1
Gregg Bell
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insecure password warning


I go to this site AbsoluteWrite http://absolutewrite.com/forums/activity.php and now for the first time I got this warning (screenshot--and the warning I get at the site is when I try to enter my pasword. I pointed the arrow at the actual warning I get at the site).

I don't share any sensitive info there but of course I do have to put in my password.

Is this anything to be concerned about? Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:31 PM   #2
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I go to this site AbsoluteWrite http://absolutewrite.com/forums/activity.php and now for the first time I got this warning (screenshot--and the warning I get at the site is when I try to enter my pasword. I pointed the arrow at the actual warning I get at the site).

I don't share any sensitive info there but of course I do have to put in my password.

Is this anything to be concerned about? Thanks.
This is a new feature in firefox-52.
It's just a warning that using http your password is transmitted insecurely, so try https if available.

Regards
 
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:14 PM   #3
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I second this. Mozilla and some other outfits are mounting a campaign to make everyone use https all the time.

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Old 03-11-2017, 01:41 AM   #4
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I second this. Mozilla and some other outfits are mounting a campaign to make everyone use https all the time.
Noticeably Google.

Further info on the feature from Mozilla: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/20...n-secure-http/
 
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:14 PM   #5
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This is a new feature in firefox-52.
It's just a warning that using http your password is transmitted insecurely, so try https if available.

Regards
Thanks bathory and thanks for the link.
 
Old 03-11-2017, 02:15 PM   #6
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I second this. Mozilla and some other outfits are mounting a campaign to make everyone use https all the time.
Thanks Frank. Like that 'Https Everywhere.'
 
Old 03-11-2017, 02:16 PM   #7
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Noticeably Google.

Further info on the feature from Mozilla: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/20...n-secure-http/
Thanks hydrurga and thanks for the link. BTW the computers are working flawlessly! Thx!
 
Old 03-13-2017, 04:09 AM   #8
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I've been using 'https everywhere' for years. Nice thing is it tries https first, then transparently+automatically falls back to http if https isn't available.
 
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:29 PM   #9
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I've been using 'https everywhere' for years. Nice thing is it tries https first, then transparently+automatically falls back to http if https isn't available.
Yeah, a friend of mine turned me on to https everywhere and I feel a lot more confident having it.
 
  


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