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Unread postby stroch » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:53 pm

I haven't logged on for a couple of weeks because Chrome has been telling me that the site is not secure when I try to do so, The address bar even has a warning before the www. Just wondering why. I have been afraid to log on but have done so to ask for clarification...never got the message before, and have changed nothing on my computer.
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Unread postby Theresa » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:04 pm

I think that's a new thing on Chrome. All it means is that our information is not encrypted. It's private because we do have personal info password protected...just not encrypted.

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Unread postby justintime » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:06 pm

I have gotten the same message, stroch, when I log in through either Firefox or gooogle chrome on my desktop - not on my iPad. I use Safari on my iPad and have never gotten any warnings of that nature.
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Unread postby Theresa » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:09 pm

I just Googled the question, and it happened with one of the latest versions of Chrome. It's going to show now on any site that isn't https:// now. Our site is just http:// because we don't have an encryption key set up so that passwords are 'scrambled' if anyone tries to break into our site.

I'll have to look into what needs to be done to update us, or if that's something that we even need to do, since we don't have financial information on our site (no credit card numbers, banking numbers, etc)

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Unread postby stroch » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:31 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. Guess all is well, because my PW here is unique to the site. I've missed following the daily thread, and had a few urgent remarks I wanted to make that I've now forgotten!
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Unread postby In-too-Depp » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:38 am

I think several companies are doing this now, as others have mentioned Firefox now has a warning when logging into websites, actually I sometimes find it useful.
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Unread postby justintime » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:43 am

In-too-Depp wrote:I think several companies are doing this now, as others have mentioned Firefox now has a warning when logging into websites, actually I sometimes find it useful.


Yes, I do pay attention when I see it, and don't use those sites. I was surprised when it popped up for the Zone. The warning is quite intimidating and I wasn't expecting it for here. Since I've retired, I don't use my desktop often and hadn't logged in here for some time via Firefox or Chrome. I did try following the suggested alternative but it didn't work and the next warning was a bit more intense! For whatever reason, Safari hasn't felt the need to go that route yet so I've been using my iPad instead (ha - the path of least resistance I guess). Glad stroch brought it up, though.
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Unread postby smithyn76 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:39 pm

I'm new here and I'm getting the same security warning from Firefox.

I think that at least for the login, the site should be encrypted for security reasons. Especially nowadays where nothing on the net is completely safe.

I'm also in another forum and there it is like I suggested above. Only the login-site is https (encrypted), the rest is not. But I believe they are thinking about doing that.

Hopefully this will happen soon, as I don't feel to good loggin in and anyone can read my username and password :perplexed: .

Please do something about this security risk. It is for all our good.

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Unread postby SnoopyDances » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:09 am

:girlwave2:

To date, the Zone has not had any security issues.
There is no personal information stored on site such as phone numbers, birth dates, social security numbers, etc. And no other Zoner can see your login.

Just be sure that the password you use is unique to this site and not shared over many sites...a good security tip for everyone. :hatsoff:

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Unread postby Judymac » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:09 pm

Theresa wrote:I just Googled the question, and it happened with one of the latest versions of Chrome. It's going to show now on any site that isn't https:// now. Our site is just http:// because we don't have an encryption key set up so that passwords are 'scrambled' if anyone tries to break into our site.

I'll have to look into what needs to be done to update us, or if that's something that we even need to do, since we don't have financial information on our site (no credit card numbers, banking numbers, etc)


Thank you

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Unread postby smithyn76 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:53 pm

SnoopyDances wrote::girlwave2:

To date, the Zone has not had any security issues.
There is no personal information stored on site such as phone numbers, birth dates, social security numbers, etc. And no other Zoner can see your login.

Just be sure that the password you use is unique to this site and not shared over many sites...a good security tip for everyone. :hatsoff:



:signhi: snoopydances

It may be that the zone had no security issues in the past, regarding personal data as there is no personal info stored, but the reason I'm concerned is the possibility that some hackers unknowingly put Trojans and other baddies on this site and anyone who visits the site, especially registered ones, suddenly have this beastie on their own computer.

I had this case today, while I was just reading the story "My heart belongs to a Pirate", when suddenly I got the warning from my Windows protection shield that something bad was detected and needed to be taken care of immediately. Which I did.

Therefore I think it best to use an encryption and make this side a safe https one.

Thanks in advance :thankyou:
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