Talkforum not secure?

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Re: Talkforum not secure?

Postby Zambo » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:21 pm

Roy Twing wrote:I'm still unable to post using chrome, - I've had to resort to firefox of late.

Had problems with Chrome since the last update on 20th March. Seems to be OK now.
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Re: Talkforum not secure?

Postby mark » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:20 pm

Roy Twing wrote:I'm still unable to post using chrome, - I've had to resort to firefox of late.


Good man, Chrome is a fucking nightmare. :D

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Re: Talkforum not secure?

Postby m4rkb » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:22 pm

I don't trust Chrome. The worlds biggest spying agency and data miner decrypts everything you want kept private in it's own browser.

Firefox has a better claim to privacy IMO.

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Re: Talkforum not secure?

Postby Zambo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:26 pm

Is Edge any good?
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Re: Talkforum not secure?

Postby mark » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:29 pm

The SSL certificate expired and had to be renewed. It takes a bit of time for the new cert codes to cycle around the system and there are three (possibly more) things that may cause mixed experiences for people, especially those posting rather than just browsing.

  1. The SSL cert is updated but has to be verified and re-issued by the certifying authority
  2. Some regions receive the updated codes before others
  3. Some browsers handle the temporary conflicts more effectively than others
  4. If you have things like 'log in automatically' set on your browser that can cause a conflict if you were already logged in on the old SSL code and then come back after the new code has been implemented and try and continue using the previous log in

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Re: Talkforum not secure?

Postby mark » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:30 pm

Zambo wrote:Is Edge any good?


I find it decent as an alternative browser but it is an M$oft delivered application.

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Re: Talkforum not secure?

Postby mark » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:42 pm

ToRmAtO wrote:Why would you EVER need a secure https: for a forum.

As written before, remove the 's' and just use the http://talkforum.co.uk/

All our woes will disappear.


On the hosting side the use of SSL is almost mandatory, it is very difficult to host a domain without SSL. They seem to assume that anybody hosting a site is going to ask vistors for money.
From a user side it does give you some relief if your browser decided to go and do some SSL checking. Several security updates in the past have tried to enforce SSL checking in browsers which then throws out warning messages if you use http: instead of https: for any site.

On balance, SSL keeps it neater on the hosting side but we do not enforce https: browsing so if you like you can browse via http:


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