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Security Warning

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by melissa, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    It has come to our attention that you may be getting a security warning when accessing some pages - We are looking into it.
     
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  2. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Melissa thought it was just me :)
     
  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Ah, Thanks for that. I've done a system restore, scanned with Kaspersky etc, etc. It only comes up when I'm logged in. I've been in & out of the site so I can see what's being said. Damn glad it's not my 'puter:oops:. Seems to be the more recent posts.
    Good luck with it as I had none;) until now.
    Just checked it's on my members rides thread but not my resto thread.:confused:

    I'm outa here whilst the box is still working:p:D.

    Cheers
     
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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Should have happened 10 years ago.......

    Security Warning: KOMBI’S ARE ADDICTIVE!!!

    So you think you can just buy one? :rolleyes:

    Then, when the second one arrives, you justify and say....... the other one needed a friend.

    When the third one follows you home, you are still in denial, and claim it will have it uses..........o_O
     
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    All good now. Thanks Melissa:D.
    Many Cheers:):):):)
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    To elaborate a bit further -
    It would appear if you are using Google Chrome as your browser then you may or may not see it. Will appear in some threads of sections but not others. Seemed as possibly only there yesterday. Warning may show as Not Secure forums.kombiclub.com/then the thread you and viewing and post
    Microsoft Edge seems to not detect it.
    Apple IoS seems not to detect it.

    Issue was also reported to Google when 1st noticed.
     
  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    David, I use Chrome and Kaspersky also
    In the URL https:// is the system advising the site is secure - if not it'll show the Not Secure before the URL.
     
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  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bert. ;)
    Cheers
     
  9. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Google, the self appointed commanders of the Galaxy, have changed their approach in the latest version of Chrome. If the site is not https then it will show "Not secure" or whatever when you visit the site. No other browser does this so blatantly (yet).
     
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  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    So how did it discriminate between pages last night:confused: as not all were troubled on KC and I ask why some pages & not all if http the issue? How did it discriminate between http's?
    Cheers
     
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  11. 76kampa

    76kampa Active Member

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    I got it too.... was gonna report it but...
     
  12. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Since Chrome rather surreptitiously updates itself... But the long and short is that http sites will induce the security warning in Chrome. I don't use Chrome. I have tested it though and it certainly does issue a insecure alert for kombi club pages.
     
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  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We’re all Apple here.........no issue.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  14. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Here as well however the general consensus amongst us people who implement web sites is that everyone else will sheepishly follow the wolves. Safari already displays security warnings on http sites which have, for example, contact forms where email addresses etc. get passed through (although this is reasonable). One can argue it's "all for the common good" but I'm not sure who appointed google caretakers. One internet luminary described this as the equivalent to book burning.

    On that subject I did watch the remake of Fahrenheit 451 on the plane to Perth. It is a derivative of the original story with a modern spin. The tech companies had taken over the Internet (The Nine) and, effectively, the government controlling everyone through social media (and lots of emoticons). Books, as an alternative source of knowledge, whether real, imagined or contradictory, were banned and burnt. Ray Bradbury had predicated this based on the way mass media through the way television was heading. He did not realise it was going to gain tremendous impetus. Although he did not really believe the book burning scenario (NSDAP aside)

    The only way that the warnings in chrome can be eliminated is to migrate the forum to SSL (i.e. https). I have 3 non-profit web sites that I maintain. The most recent was set up with https from the beginning. The other two (wait - you are not going to believe this but one is the Cocker Spaniel Society of NSW) are http and I'm just waiting for the comments to start rolling in. My personal sites are http but <insert>single finger salute</insert> to google.

    The advantages of migrating to https (ignoring obsequious doffing of one's cap to google - a foreign company) is that any flow between the site and your computer is encrypted and cannot (in general) be interfered with (including the likes of your ISP piggy backing advertising)

    I might add that google will effectively penalise non-https sites in their search engine. It probably won't matter if the site is fairly unique (like my history of that well known breed of dog in Australia) but if there are competing sites with SSL then the http will be knocked in ranking.

    I don't believe I just wrote all that...
     
  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    And I thank you for that:confused::eek::rolleyes:. I will probably understand what you said by middle of next week after many rereads!
    Cheers
     
  16. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Ta. Have been getting this for months now. Occurs when selecting login (message says website not secure), is redisplayed when entering login details, then remains silent whilst in the forum. Using an Apple platform running Safari and non industry standard browsers, spyware, and stuff. No google, yahoo or Cambridge Analytica connections here.
     
  17. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Safari and, no doubt, other browsers will give these warnings on non-http sites as the login details are sent as clear text. On the other hand chrome issues the warning regardless of the type of input being provided (including none at all!).
     
  18. grumble

    grumble Active Member

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    Like AC_T3 I use Apple but Firefox and I just disregard it and use the forum anyway, I figured it was the security that my son installed for me.
     
  19. pr0phet

    pr0phet Prophecy Enterprises

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    I have just enabled SSL security for the site, you should now see a green padlock.

    However, if users link to non https (eg plain http) urls, you will see that you do not get a green padlock. The image that is causing the alarming security warning is the one in Grantus' signature:

    http://img.techpowerup.org/170807/img-0520.jpg
     
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  20. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    So it's this part of his signature that was the problem:(.
    Must have been cos it's not a T2;):oops:o_O.
    [​IMG]
    He's been a problem child of this site:p:rolleyes: since forever:eek:.
    Cheers & thanks pr0phet
     

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