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Old 03-20-2017, 10:42 AM
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Using FireFox. Getting notice site is not secure. Padlock with red slash throgh it.

Any help or ideas as what is going on? I have read what FireFox says , but still comes up.

I am not computer savvy.

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:45 AM
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I used Firefox some years ago, I quit because of the "Firefox not responding" crap.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:06 PM
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Firefox's latest version is just telling you that we don't meet the security criteria of "https" such as a bank or secure checkout would have. There are a very small handful of forums that use "https" and we may in the future (waaay above my $0 pay-grade), but you'll find that most forums out there do not and there's nothing to worry about.
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Thanks for the replies. Was worried about it. Seems to have just started, maybe an update.

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Old 03-20-2017, 04:21 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Was worried about it. Seems to have just started, maybe an update.

Carney
Yep... version 52.

It worried me at first and I thought that I had picked up some kind of virus, but it states it on their site.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:05 PM
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Firefox's latest version is just telling you that we don't meet the security criteria of "https" such as a bank or secure checkout would have. There are a very small handful of forums that use "https" and we may in the future (waaay above my $0 pay-grade), but you'll find that most forums out there do not and there's nothing to worry about.
Trivial to configure and free of cost using letsencrypt
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Trivial to configure and free of cost using letsencrypt
Thanks... I'll pass that along.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:27 PM
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An article worth reading about Let's Encrypt, the good and the bad. It's not a slam on the software, rather to raise our awareness of what is and isn't good about trusting a program to protect us.

http://www.datamation.com/security/l...d-the-bad.html
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Yeah, Google and Firefox have good intentions, but their messaging here isn't great.

We do not currently use SSL encryption for our website, but that does NOT mean the site is inherently hacked or dangerous or anything. It means that in very specific, very targeted, very rare instances, someone who is connected to the same network as you could "listen" to your web browsing and see what you're doing.

This only applies to public wifi access points, unless you have a neighbor in your bushes snooping on your private Wifi signal.

I'll chat with the tech team and see about getting SSL enabled, but you're not in any immediate danger.
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The thing that was annoying me here was adware locking up my computer when I would attempt to go to a different thread within RFC, necessitating a reboot before I could connect anywhere else within the site, or on other websites if I tried to go there from here. Found an add-on through Firefox, Ad Blocker Plus, that dealt the adware a death blow, blocking it. Now all is well.
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