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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Unsecured Site?
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, May 25, 2018 6:29 AM

When I go on my Apple small tablet to log into FSM, I get a "Unsecure Site" message in red letters on top of the page. Why is this happening?

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 25, 2018 9:32 AM

In short, it's 'cuz our FSM is not a secure site, Ernie.

If you look up at the URL address bar, you see either HTTP or HTTPS at the beginning. HTTPS site are secure and HTTP are not. FSM isn't.

As I understand, 'secure' basically means encrypted. Since we are not entering sensitve information like credit card numbers here, one could argue it doesn't really matter.

I'm about as paranoid as it gets when it comes to the internet, and it doesn't much bother me that this site is insecure.

Hope that helps, and to those of you who are experts at this, I hope I explained it right.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, May 25, 2018 1:50 PM

Well that makes sense Greg. Din't know about the HTTPS thing so thanks! I'm also EXTRA paranoid when it comes to internet things.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 25, 2018 7:25 PM

plasticjunkie
I'm also EXTRA paranoid when it comes to internet things.

I'm happy it isn't just me, my friend.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:26 AM

And this is why LittleTimmy can't get onto the site. His PC won't allow him to access an unsecured site. This leaves me uneasy as well. Will hackers be able to apply viruses to the site? I don't know. I will have to ask my IT manager about this.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:30 AM

Bakster

 Will hackers be able to apply viruses to the site?

 

Excellent point! Please  post what your IT guy says.

How about it FSM?

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:25 PM

The encryption (SSL or TLS) is in the communication between the client (your browser) and host (FSM servers).

The site's firewall and AV software is responsible for protecting from virus/malware.

Two seperate but related issues.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:50 AM

keavdog

The encryption (SSL or TLS) is in the communication between the client (your browser) and host (FSM servers).

The site's firewall and AV software is responsible for protecting from virus/malware.

Two seperate but related issues.

 

 

Good info, thanks. 

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  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:01 PM

Well.....

It took me a MONTH, but I can Log -In Again.

Had to do some "Amature" re-programming on my end, AND I had to shut down my Anti-Virus software.

TO Kalambach : Your Go-Daddy root certificate may be fine for those who have "Newer" computer's .... but for those of us who type on "Antique's", this "Un-Secure" site is a H U G E pain in the ( explitive deleted )

I realize that it's just me/my computer being like a Model T, That won't run on 100 Octane gas, so I cant really be mad at you. It's just frustrating /Maddening.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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