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Forum topic by Holbs posted 07-24-2018 11:34 PM 3681 views 0 times favorited 52 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holbs

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07-24-2018 11:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: http https

I’m no IT network guy but everyone is going towards the HTTPS for security reasons, instead of the ‘ol fashioned unsecured HTTP. Not sure if LJ site needs to be secured as it’s more so a community, not a banking site or retail site. Unless I’m missing something in between the lines of HTTPS vs HTTP for general webpage stuff?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"


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jonah

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#1 posted 07-25-2018 03:03 AM

Every site should use HTTPS, whether or not it handles financial information. I believe Cricket has said it is in the works, but no ETA.

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#2 posted 07-25-2018 12:21 PM

For the admins, https://letsencrypt.org/ is what you want to use. Easy to get going, free (feel free to donate) and very reliable. I’ve used paid certificates and they can be a hassle – Let’s Encrypt is exceptionally easy.

This is literally a ten minute exercise to implement for whoever has administrative shell access to the web server.

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#3 posted 07-25-2018 03:52 PM

+1

You should not enter any personal information on a site without SLL certificates. So if you do not see HTTPS:// then assume everything you enter is public. Which for this site is not a big deal because you are not sharing your locations and payment information. I guess you IP gives your location, but you neighbor knows that too.

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#4 posted 07-25-2018 04:27 PM

Admins: Please upgrade the site to a secure one. I keep getting funky messages when I log in about how unsafe this site is. I’m not typing in my credit card number, but there is no reason today to NOT have a secure site.

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#5 posted 07-25-2018 04:28 PM

The day-to-day information we pass to LJs is no big deal. But, I suggest that you do not use the same password on this site as you use on any other site.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#6 posted 07-25-2018 04:41 PM



The day-to-day information we pass to LJs is no big deal. But, I suggest that you do not use the same password on this site as you use on any other site.

- ChuckV

That is the truth! There is no chance that the passwords have not all been scraped from this site. That is pretty easy to do for a site with no SSL, even those that do have it.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#7 posted 07-30-2018 01:28 AM

IMHO There is no chance this site will go HTTPS! It’s also been dealt with in the Recent Past.


Admins: Please upgrade the site to a secure one. I keep getting funky messages when I log in about how unsafe this site is. I m not typing in my credit card number, but there is no reason today to NOT have a secure site.

- PCDub

I don’t get any “Funky” Messages and I’d bet that not many others if anyone else does either. In fact when I click on a section in my Title Block, my Avast, Anti Virus tells me “This Site Is Safe” and has 0 Tracking Systems operating on here. I have them set for “0” Tracking. It doesn’t affect the system NOT having Tracking turned on. I have “TrackCookies” turned on to prevent any from “recording” on here There are presently Twenty One …trying Hard ..lol..

Avast also automatically stores My Sign In Information. I just click LJ’s “SIGN IN” and I’m in.

Perhaps YOUR Browser is causing the Problem. Who are the “Funky” messages from? I use Chrome with Carefully set Extensions to avoid False-Positive Notices.

Lumberjocks is NOT causing YOUR Problem.

Rick

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 07-30-2018 03:23 AM

Quote: “Effective July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser (ver. 68) will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’”

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#9 posted 07-30-2018 07:09 AM

Verticalscope didn’t do anything about mobile until Google threatened search rankings for sites that didn’t pass their mobile friendly test.

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#10 posted 07-30-2018 10:12 AM



Every site should use HTTPS, whether or not it handles financial information. I believe Cricket has said it is in the works, but no ETA.

- jonah

That is correct.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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#11 posted 08-10-2018 03:46 PM


Quote: “Effective July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser (ver. 68) will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’”

- torus

That’s what it’s doing on this Site right now ( Chrome browser (ver. 68) will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’” It presently is saing Warning! Your Connection to this Site is Not Secure.

Good luck getting this site changed to SECURE with an added “S”.

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 09-24-2018 09:06 PM

Some Site Details for Your Information. (9/24/2018)

Rick S.

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#13 posted 09-24-2018 09:15 PM

We are actually on the list to be converted to https, but I do not yet have a date for when that will be happening.

That being said, you should always use a different password for every site you are a member of.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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#14 posted 09-25-2018 12:17 AM

LJ’s is ran via Canada? Hmm… :) Lived in Erie, Pa as a kid. Went to Toronto science center. Was a cool city

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#15 posted 09-25-2018 02:43 AM



LJ s is ran via Canada? Hmm… :) Lived in Erie, Pa as a kid. Went to Toronto science center. Was a cool city

- Holbs

Yes it is a Canadian Based Site. I know exactly where Peter Street is in Downtown Toronto. I presently live a few miles north of Toronto. The Owner of this Company lives about a mile from where I was Born & Raised.

At least My I.P. Site Finder Info got us ANOTHER commitment on the HTTPS , But NO Time has been set.

I wouldn’t hold my breath if I was You Hoibs. Actually it doesn’t matter to me. I have other Security Measures on here that would be VERY HARD to break through.

Have a nice Day: Rick S.

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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