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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Site not secure, per Chrome Reply with quote

Chrome warns me, while I'm on KW, that the site is not secure. I"ve noticed the message for the last few months. Is that something to be worried about?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrome now marks all unencrypted websites as 'not secure.'
Change took place last summer. All HTTP sites are flagged as not secure. HTTPS sites are unaffected.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The site certificate would be bad and give you a warning anyway.

This site IS insecure. Don't post your credit card number.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayfriend wrote:
The site certificate would be bad and give you a warning anyway.

This site IS insecure. Don't post your credit card number.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, yeah, as SD said, all non-SSL sites will show a warning. Nothing to worry about. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the firewall at work won't let kevinswatch through any more. Probably cuz of the bad certificate. Not sure if I should ask for an exemption ... I don't really have a business purpose here. Wink

So I have to turn WiFi off on my phone to post here now. Trouble is I always forget to to turn it back on.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, the firewall at work won't let kevinswatch through any more. Probably cuz of the bad certificate. Not sure if I should ask for an exemption ... I don't really have a business purpose here. Wink

So I have to turn WiFi off on my phone to post here now. Trouble is I always forget to to turn it back on.



There was a time (a long time ago) that Sonicwall firewalls blocked KW because the content was listed as "magic".

Which is true. Very Happy

I was always able to whitelist it. I justified it because it was a resource to find answers. (there is a technology forum after all)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's not a bad certificate, so much as a non-existent one. Very Happy

Sorry WF, probably not gonna be installing one any time soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I asked our IT department and they told me that this site has been blacklisted by a third party firewall vendor, who they will not identify to me. (Big companies - amiright?)

Just passing it on.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should add, none of the main security sites like Norton are reporting issues with this site. They still declare it "safe".

So I believe this is a content issue. Some corporate wonk deemed the site too contraversial or too unsafe for work or too big a liability. So they blacklisted it out of hand.

If so, that's plausible. Look at what gets posted here.

Anyway, this will reduce my activity to near zero.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or my guess they decided it was too social-orientated. We have Facebook and Twitter blocked for that reason.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daily I'm glad for my job. Nothing is blocked here. (Of course, we work on social media etc. so they couldn't anyway...)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayfriend wrote:
I should add, none of the main security sites like Norton are reporting issues with this site. They still declare it "safe".

So I believe this is a content issue. Some corporate wonk deemed the site too contraversial or too unsafe for work or too big a liability. So they blacklisted it out of hand.

If so, that's plausible. Look at what gets posted here.

Anyway, this will reduce my activity to near zero.




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is that the blacklisting isn't really about KW, but is related to some other site hosted on ihugny. One bad apple spoiling the entire barrel.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi peeps... I finally started updating some of my knowledge about internet security this last summer...
(Disclaimer: some of the very people who already posted on this thread probably know a lot more than I do.)
...and then I realized that when someone first tries to connect to KW, our lack of SSL would be very discouraging.
(Like a big giant flashing warning and a yellow page far worse than a 404-not-found would discourage me if I didn't already have a connection to KW.)

So I was like "oh man. the site certificate warning is throttling us from getting new members."

and now it's affecting our peeps too...

I re-read the thread where Vain had been thinking about migrating to Vanilla boards.
It was a v. good idea, and he put in a lot of work.

Av was right; we needed SSL.
Vain did a bunch of work to migrate, and I wish I could go back in time and say "yes we want vanilla boards!"

but.. cant go back in time... wonder what will we do now?

wf- interesting.
I like how you were like, "Hrmmm. Wonder if I should ask for an exemption for KW."
And then three days later, "Here's what an IT guy said."
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[Edit: changed some stuff in the two lines. didn't like my original tone... meh.]
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, it appears that the sheer size of our database makes it difficult to migrate for some reason, and for obvious reasons we're not keen on leaving behind all this history.

I'll drop Vain a mail about an SSL (he's been a bit distant lately though) and see what he says. You can get a free one, but they're only good for 90 days and have to be constantly renewed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for mentioning the 90 days thing, Av!
...that was not on my "radar."

Just wondering...
Are ssl licenses something where there's a "free version" and a "purchasable version"?
(and if so...) Is that piece of maintenance that needs done every 90 days (renewing the SSL license and w/e that entails) less troublesome if you have a purchased license?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Savor Dam wrote:
My understanding is that the blacklisting isn't really about KW, but is related to some other site hosted on ihugny. One bad apple spoiling the entire barrel.


Yeah, keep telling yourself that Savor. I've found the collective noun for Fukups, it's KW Mods.

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Linna Heartbooger wrote:


Just wondering...


Yes, pretty much. The free version is a relatively new thing, paid ones are valid for a year before renewal is required, just like your domain.

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