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    the half breed devil
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    why does my google chrome tell me MTBR is "not secure"?

    please see the attached image.

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    Wanna ride bikes?
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    Because there's no S at the end of HTTP. Non secure.
    Rigid SS 29er
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    It doesn't mean that it's dangerous. It's not encrypted and therefore not "secure", so it warns that you shouldn't put in credit card info, etc.

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    https:// = "secure" with a SSL certificate and encryption
    http:// = "not secure" without those things

    even though a lot of browsers nowadays hide the "http://" or "https://" part

    Probably shouldn't be using a username or password on non-secure sites that can match up with, say, your bank's website. I bumped up to multi-factor authentication on my bank's website when they started offering it.

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    this MTBR site being non secure means you should put zero important data anywhere in this site, including private messages or anything else anywhere, as it is all in the clear and trivial to being seen in a simple packet sniffer or web traffic proxy. I am surprised they don't use basic self-signed certs here, at least traffic would be encrypted, and you'd just get a warning on your browser that the connection can't be trusted due to being self-signed, ...which is not a security hole, it is a 'checkbox item'.
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    the half breed devil
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    i was actually seeking the specifics of why; two answers provided a somewhat reasonable explanation.

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    I have my concerns as well as i noticed this too...is it that difficult to run a secure version???

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsklrdr View Post
    I have my concerns as well as i noticed this too...is it that difficult to run a secure version???
    nope. it is super trivial and can be done in minutes ...if they wanted to do it, that is. it may co$t though, dependent on all the other mechanisms that may be affected, like tapatalk or whatever the f* that is, as well as other stuff advertisers ad injection/adsense will work with it or do they need software upgrades....plain unencrypted http is so 1993

    that's why my password turf*^&tickler123#
    social sec num 404-503-5309
    bank routing 4456670
    account 7875505

    are all in the clear

    LOL
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    wow they are now using starfield certs for amazon hosting

    that's a step in the right direction
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