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Discussion in 'Service Road' started by Ripshod, 6/15/19.

  1. Ripshod

    Ripshod Rollerblading along the road

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    I'd always prefer to use SSL for forums, any anyone who is aware of it would. It does work, but there are errors that crop up occasionally. The main error is following internal links always send me to the non-SSL site, which I can't login to because I'm already logged in on the SSL. It mainly hits when opening thumbnails on linked threads, or links into the members only forums.
    I really would prefer to use SSL, but even though it does work it doesn't seem to be fully implemented. Is there anything the admin can do?
     
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    Is someone working on it? SSL is hardly working at all now:
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    There is no real reason That I can see that this site needs to be a secure site. I don't post any critical or personal information and no one else should either. The stuff I do post is for public consumption. The whole purpose of the site is to share. If it was my banks website, that's a different story.
     
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    The reason you are getting errors is because you are forcing the SSL when the actual forum does not use the SSL. When you click a picture or link in the SSL version you are asking for your system to pull from the non SSL version and if it complied, it wouldn't be secure. Since the forum asks for no sensitive information there is no reason it needs to be secured.

    We have some upgrades to do this year and during that time this could change but for now it is what it is. :)
     
  5. Ripshod

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    And what it is is working fine now.

    Chrome.png :hmmm:
     
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    Until you click something and ask it to pull from non SSL version. ;) Technically the forum is not https, you are forcing it. The reason you can force it is because we do have it, it's just not applied to every page of the forum.
     
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    you DO send your password ;-)

    Also, in the future the major browsers will likely flag any site that is not using https as unsafe.
    Safari on my ipad allready does it.

    also, because YOU don't, doesnt mean others dont do either ;-)

    HTTPS is gonna be the future, wether you like it or not :) personally, i think the sooner the better ;-) but then again, im in IT Security ;-)
     
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    Its a unique password for this site only.

    I pity the sucker that logs in as me. They wouldn't be around long. :D
     
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    Most people still use one password for many sites :(

    We need to look after those people ;-)
     
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    Even if someone did hack in and get johns password I would know it immediately because we have software in place that detects every single log in. If it is a different device using someone’s account it sends me an instant notification. That notification goes out to all the upper staff members.
     
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