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Security 1 year 1 month ago #433258

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Has anyone else noticed, or is it just me, that there is no little padlock in the address bar on this site, there is a little (i) where the padlock should be and if you click on it, it says connection is not secure and if you click on that it says, information you submit could be viewed by others, like passwords, credit cards and messages.
Are we safe?
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Security 1 year 1 month ago #433264

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It does need Lizzie to answer your points. From my point of view my password for this site is unique so would not help anyone who manages to look at it and there is nothing for sale so card details are not on it either.
Not sure this is in the right section though, it should be in the last one.
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Security 1 year 1 month ago #433268

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Hi and thanks for posting.

We've recently moved our website onto an https version, which should make it more secure. However I will look into this and get back to you.
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Security 1 year 1 month ago #433329

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Hey everyone,

Well spotted on the padlock icon. If you glance up now, you can see it is now in place.

It is not that the site was somehow 'insecure' before, more that it is secure to the standard that Google recognises now. The extra security ensures that when you type in your passwords and the information is sent to us, it is now encrypted, making it very difficult for any hackers to see your login credentials. It was unlikely they would be looking anyway, but better to be safe than sorry!

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Nigel D
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Security 1 year 1 month ago #433367

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nrdonnelly wrote:
Hey everyone,

Well spotted on the padlock icon. If you glance up now, you can see it is now in place.

It is not that the site was somehow 'insecure' before, more that it is secure to the standard that Google recognises now. The extra security ensures that when you type in your passwords and the information is sent to us, it is now encrypted, making it very difficult for any hackers to see your login credentials. It was unlikely they would be looking anyway, but better to be safe than sorry!

Regards

Nigel D

Hi Nigel D,

I am using firefox on Win10, I don't see the padlock icon or the "little i".

Any chance of a screen shot as an illustration.

Than you,
Anseo
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Security 1 year 1 month ago #433373

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Firefox, top left-hand corner:

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Security 1 year 1 month ago #433380

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As Mogwyth says!

More info on site Firefox site security here - WARNING! It is pretty boring, but it does tell you what the various padlocks mean!
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Security 1 year 1 month ago #434001

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Anubody else getting this problem.

Iam recieving e mail notifications, of threads I am checking, althoough I am NOT subscribing to them.
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Security 1 year 1 month ago #434003

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It happens now and then, don't know why, but if you go to the ones you get advised about there is an Unsubscribe button, next to Reply Topic at the bottom left, which needs to be hit, and it is replaced by Subscribe.
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Security 1 year 1 month ago #434007

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I am using Safari and Edge and see the HTTPS in the web address being viewed and no unrequired emails/links etc.
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