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Offline Carl

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Google Chrome Notice
« on: January 20, 2017, 07:04:46 PM »
Starting this month, Google Chrome will begin to display a warning in the address bar when visiting any site that does not use https but takes passwords, such as the login form at the top of the page. You'll note our address starts with http. The additional s in HTTPS means secure, and is mainly for sites that transmit secure data, though it does help for people who use the same password on all sites.

This means our forum will be impacted by this warning temporarily, and some people may worry something has changed when this suddenly comes up in the next week or two. I will make the transition to https sometime this year, but not so quickly that people won't see the warning. It will appear as red text on the address bar with 'Not Secure'. For the moment, I'm just making sure people know that this is not a sign that something is broken with the site and that you can continue to login here as usual.

Google Chrome updates silently so you would not even know you got a new version and this change would suddenly appear. Therefore I'm making people aware that I know about this and that we will switch to https when I am able to reconfigure the server.

Offline Emia

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Re: Google Chrome Notice
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 12:12:59 AM »
Or you can use "HTTPS Everywhere"-esque apps/add-ons on google chrome, to make your browsing more secure.

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