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    • chevalier
    • By chevalier 13th Apr 18, 8:03 AM
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    passwords not secure on this site
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:03 AM
    passwords not secure on this site 13th Apr 18 at 8:03 AM
    running Firefox. When i go to log in to this site a dialogues box pops up to say that it isn't secure and that passwords shouldn't be entered on this site. Why is this please
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    chev
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 13th Apr 18, 8:12 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:12 AM
    It's because the forums on this site do not use HTTPS so when your password is submitted it is sent in clear. This means that someone monitoring your network traffic could read the password.

    Two situations where this could happen are free public wifi that isn't properly segmented and on a corporate network in your workplace (in that case it would be the IT department reading your traffic).
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
    Home is where my books are.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 16th Apr 18, 10:26 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 10:26 AM
    Which site..?

    This isn't the Board Feedback Forum, where the issue on this board is already amply covered.
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