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Should we go HTTPS?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 5th December 2015, 09:59

Should MyReviewer go secure with HTTPS?
Yes, for all users!
40%
8 votes
Yes, but it should be optional
20%
4 votes
No, I don't mind unencrypted traffic
5%
1 vote
No, I work for MI5
5%
1 vote
I don't care as long as it works!
25%
5 votes



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RE: Should we go HTTPS?

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 5th December 2015, 10:07

A brief explanation, or a link to one, for the less Nerdy amongst us would be welcome.

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RE: Should we go HTTPS?

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 5th December 2015, 11:07

For you Snaps....Info on HTTPS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS

Like me you should become a member of the CAA.
(Campaign against abbreviations)

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RE: Should we go HTTPS?

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 5th December 2015, 14:14

Ta but I knew what it stood for just wanted a few sentences as to how it's different to now.
I thought that was what everything ran on already.

Just basically what's it on now and how does HTTP differ.

On a basic level if it stops any and all nosing at stuff I'll vote for it.

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RE: Should we go HTTPS?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 5th December 2015, 14:38

This site is obviously public, so things you post/like/etc aren't private, PMs aside.

But anyone who could intercept your traffic between your computer and the server, can track what pages you are visiting. They could also see your username and password that you log in with.

If we moved to HTTPS then your time here is as public or private as you choose to make it.

That's it really, it's not a major thing, we aren't exactly a home for muslim extremism, or oppressed resistance movements in third world countries.

There is a chance WinXP will be a blocker for this, in which case it'll be a choice rather than forced.

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RE: Should we go HTTPS?

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 5th December 2015, 17:34

Quote:
Rob Shepherd says...
"There is a chance WinXP will be a blocker for this, in which case it'll be a choice rather than forced."

Does that mean I get a choice at my end or I'm unable to see the site once a choice is made. 


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I used to be with it, but then they changed what `it` was.
Now, what I`m with isn`t it, and what`s `it` seems weird and scary

RE: Should we go HTTPS?

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 5th December 2015, 22:19

Quote:
There is a chance WinXP will be a blocker for this, in which case it'll be a choice rather than forced.

Yeh, I think you better explain this further, as I am on WinXP as well, on all our computers.

RE: Should we go HTTPS?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 5th December 2015, 22:28

Quote:
Snaps says...
"Does that mean I get a choice at my end or I'm unable to see the site once a choice is made. "

You'll get a popup that you'll say no to. :)


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RE: Should we go HTTPS?

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 6th December 2015, 02:30

Quote:
Rob Shepherd says...
"You'll get a popup that you'll say no to. :)"

I'm good at saying No.
(Grumpy Old Git)


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RE: Should we go HTTPS?

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