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We are secure!

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grahame , Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Grahame

    Grahame Server Admin star 2 Staff Member Administrator

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    Sep 3, 2012
    Hello everyone,

    Google made a change to Chrome yesterday that now identifies all non-https websites as "unsecure". This is ridiculous as there is no reason for a site like this (along with 90% of the internet) to be secure. However, to avoid any misunderstandings the management has kindly spent a considerable sum to provide all of the RS/TFN family of sites with secure certificates. Soon I will begin redirecting all http traffic to the new secure URL but if you wish to use the secure URL now it can be found at : https://boards.theforce.net/

    Thanks, let us know if you see any problems

    Grahame

    Edit : the redirect is in place, everyone should now see the new URL with the "Secure" or padlock depending on browser.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  2. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Aug 14, 2002
    My Samsung phone, using whatever the default browser is, did just flash up a security certificate message.

    Gratifying to see you / Comms, already on the ball!

    Edit: On my PC's Internet Explorer, the https url is bathed in red, a right horror show.
    Although the certificate's dates are from 2018 to 2020, the message above it is, "This certificate is expired or is not yet valid."
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  3. Grahame

    Grahame Server Admin star 2 Staff Member Administrator

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    Sep 3, 2012
    What version of IE? I tried in IE 11 and in MS Edge (the replacement for IE) and it works fine, no errors.
     
  4. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Aug 14, 2002
    IE11.
    Version 11.0.9600.19002
    Update Versions: 11.0.60 (KB4103768)
     
  5. Grahame

    Grahame Server Admin star 2 Staff Member Administrator

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    Sep 3, 2012
    Hmmm, that's a tiny bit older than mine but that shouldn't make a difference. Anyone else with IE seeing this issue??
     
  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    Thanks for the update, Grahame!
     
  7. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Apr 20, 2015
    Sounds like something an insecure website would say...
     
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Oct 4, 1998
    Harrumph. I'm totally secure in my identity.
     
  9. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

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    May 31, 2004
    Just like Rebelscum annoucement, Cool.
     
  10. G-FETT

    G-FETT Chosen One star 7

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    Aug 10, 2001
    Simple solution. Dump IE. It's a waste of time. Use a browser that is actually compatible with the modern internet.

    Google have been *REALLY* pushing https over the past year so not surprised their latest Chrome update is flagging up all non-https websites as "unsecure" lol!

    Everything looks good on Google Chrome on my PC. Well done. =D=
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2018
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  11. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Aug 14, 2002
    Feels a bit counter-intuitive that one browser's update should, overnight, make IE "incompatible with the modern internet", and your solution is to adopt the software that caused the issue - the Boards looking compromised - in the first place.
     
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