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Old 12-26-2018, 06:44 PM
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Default Site is now operating under SSL

I moved us to a secure socket layer to allow for https to be used for all connections to this site.

Very soon non https sites might be blocked so I felt it was the right time to do this.

Let me know if anyone sees any issues.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:12 PM
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I haven't experienced any problems but on another note, a positive aspect of the change is that my browser no longer reports this site as "unsecure".
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:39 PM
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Yes. For the longest time "secure" really made no difference if you did not collect Credit card data.

Now people demand security for sites that gather no information.

Good basic summary
https://www.markbrinker.com/secure-https-website

Essentially it is the web version of "peer pressure"
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:16 AM
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One of the better benefits of SSL is the ability for me (the client) to know the content I requested from you (the server) is in fact the content you intended to send me. Some ISPs will insert their own ads/tracking into non-SSL pages since they can transparently edit them before passing the data along to their customers. With SSL the data is encrypted through the entire trip from server to client so without non-trivial Man-in-the-Middle SSL stripping the ISP can't edit the content in transit.

Even for non-credit card transactions you don't necessarily want anyone sniffing your transactions. Everyone on the same WiFi network or Ethernet segment can sit with Wireshark open and slurp up unencrypted data. This can leak things like reused usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, or poorly protected passwords.

Thanks for doing the work to set up SSL!
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:34 AM
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The only issue I ever had in regards to the "unsecure" rating for this site was that some anti-virus software would advise that I could be losing my soul or the universe would break apart or the sun would implode if I preceeded to the site... okay, I did exaggerate a bit there but it was very melodramatic for something that was actually easily checked for any potential threat.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:41 AM
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Only problem is those dropbear loving aussies are still here. Thank God us moose riding, poutine eating, maple syrup guzzlers are here to counteract their craziness.
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Hehehe, yeah there's at least four of us that show up from time to time and a fifth who is still listed but hasn't posted for a while. I think there are/were some more but I don't recall seeing them post for quite some time.

As a "dropbear loving Aussie" I have to admit to liking both poutine and maple syrup. However I've never been moose riding, kangaroo riding is the only way to travel!
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:29 PM
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Hehehe, yeah there's at least four of us that show up from time to time and a fifth who is still listed but hasn't posted for a while. I think there are/were some more but I don't recall seeing them post for quite some time.
There's at least three more that I know of as well.
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To be fair, Drop Bears are more of an East Coast thing
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Don't be too quick to assume they're only an east coast problem. Some idiot introduced them into WA a couple of years ago.

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Don't be too quick to assume they're only an east coast problem. Some idiot introduced them into WA a couple of years ago.

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This made me think about 15 years ago I was using someones Auto GPS and it was telling me to take Western Australia 510 and such, I found it very funny as I was in Washington State (also abbreviated as WA), found out someone had set the dialect for Australian.
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