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Insecure Connection notice

Apophenia

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Anyone else getting "Insecure Connection" notices about Secret Projects when doing Google searches on Firefox? I just got this:

"Your connection is not secure

The owner of www.secretprojects.co.uk has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

Learn more…

Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites"
 

Foo Fighter

I came, I saw, I drank some tea (and had a bun).
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Firefox does that with sites using older security and base code. I doubt it means the site is insecure just not using the latest base.
 

overscan

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This is because it doesn't use HTTPS (using an SSL certificate), which means there is a small risk someone could intercept your password for the site if e.g. they worked for your ISP or the hosting company. I looked into implementing SSL last year but it wasn't supported by SMF, the forum software. It seems like HTTPS support was added to SMF in May this year so I'll implement it soon.
 
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