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edspedalcars
03-25-2018, 08:19 PM
All of a sudden I notice that in the address bar, there is no 'https://', in front of www.atomiczombie.com
Instead I'm getting (i) circle i, icon, with the message "Your connection to this site is not secure".

I'm using Chrome and or Edge
Check other sites I use, with no such error message.

Anyone else noticing the same?

edspedalcars
03-25-2018, 10:30 PM
What I have found so far, is Chrome, Firefox, Edge

have started to warn users about websites using http://, instead of https:/.

See link below.

//www.pcworld.com/article/3161778/software/chrome-firefox-start-warning-users-when-websites-use-insecure-http-logins.html

My android Tablet, still shows the http:/

Not sure what all this means, to us here on AZ.

I'm sure Brad will educate us.

darnthedog
03-26-2018, 01:52 PM
I use Chrome most of the time now. And have not had any alerts.
With Facebook fiasco and with recent hacking in the news, I am not surprised.
But I would be sure your Anti-Virus is up to date and clear out your cookies. Malware maybe throwing you misinformation.
Just in case.

edspedalcars
03-26-2018, 07:56 PM
I use Chrome most of the time now. And have not had any alerts.
With Facebook fiasco and with recent hacking in the news, I am not surprised.
But I would be sure your Anti-Virus is up to date and clear out your cookies. Malware maybe throwing you misinformation.
Just in case.

Did both, as you suggested.

Based on the info I'm reading online, I don't believe this is a personal computer issue.
Its an issue with all websites.

Not all websites I frequent, have the http://, they have the https://.

Look at the address bar above, for this or any website. If you see a circle icon (i), with an 'i' in it,
and it says "Not secure", then that is the warning for Chrome users.
Click on that for more details.

Maybe not all locations are receiving it yet.

Also look for the https://
The 's' means it is secure to transmit sensitive information. http:// is not...at least as I understand it.

darnthedog
03-26-2018, 08:25 PM
http:// verses https://

https:// has been used for financial and secure transaction for years. It means your computer and the website have encryption that no one can see while your transmitting or receiving information to your computer. The information cannot be capture and decoded as there is a hand shake created by the computers to prevent that. Typically you have to sign in to the website to get that handshake. And it starts where you put user name and password.

http:// anyone with the proper equipment can capture the the stream of information from your computer to the website and read what is being said in either direction.

Some countries do not allow https:// as they monitor their citizen. And as this is a world wide forum. https:// would not allow us to communicate as freely as we do. Or at least that is my previous understands of the 2 methods.

HTTP means HyperText Transfer Protocol the "S" just means secure or encrypted.
Hope that clears up the understanding.