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Old 26 January 2018, 14:39
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Firefox vs SOCNET

I just set up a new laptop with Firefox on it and Firefox now tells me that this site is not secure and warns me about entering my password.
Is this something I'm supposed to ignore? I'm generally paranoid about anything IT related
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You're fine. I get that once in awhile too.
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Old 26 January 2018, 16:17
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Just checked in Chrome and FF, both report the site as http vs. https.
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The advantage of logging on and using SOCNET via HTTPS is that all traffic between you and the site is encrypted. Your communications are secure. Especially important is that your username/password combo is encrypted.

HTTP offers none of that. All communication is in plain text and can be read by others.

I'd be happy to contribute toward the purchase of a commercial cert.
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I'd be happy to contribute toward the purchase of a commercial cert.
As would I.
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+1 for HTTPS to protect against risks that could disclose your credentials when logging in.

No need to purchase. The 'Let's Encrypt' project can provide one for free. The only annoying part is that you'll need someone to renew every 89 days (on the 90th, it would expire). But, that can be handled with a cron job on the server, if you want to automate it and just let it run every day.
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+1 for HTTPS to protect against risks that could disclose your credentials when logging in.

No need to purchase. The 'Let's Encrypt' project can provide one for free. The only annoying part is that you'll need someone to renew every 89 days (on the 90th, it would expire). But, that can be handled with a cron job on the server, if you want to automate it and just let it run every day.
I was sitting around earlier, trying to remember the name for that project.
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