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archer:
I've turned on HTTPS for the blog/forum and am now redirecting HTTP to HTTPS. You might see 'Security Errors' because some of the images are hard coded to be HTTP, we are working to fix  those.

Let us know if you have issues.

surfivor:

 Extra security ?

Mr. Bill:

--- Quote from: surfivor on December 12, 2017, 12:16:52 PM --- Extra security ?

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A little bit.  HTTPS just encrypts data as it travels between your computer and the TSP server.  So this at least adds a little protection for your password, if you're logging on via public Wi-Fi where somebody might be snooping on you.  But the server itself isn't any more secure than it was.

One problem we will not solve: your browser will give you a security warning for most pages, because any hotlinked images from other sites are likely to be HTTP instead of HTTPS.  This applies to many members' avatars, images in their signature lines, and images that they've linked in their posts.  There's no way to avoid this on a public forum, so these warnings will persist.  (I'm going to try to fix it at least for the forum homepage, where the admins have control over all the displayed images.)

archer:

--- Quote from: Mr. Bill on December 12, 2017, 12:44:57 PM ---A little bit.  HTTPS just encrypts data as it travels between your computer and the TSP server.  So this at least adds a little protection for your password, if you're logging on via public Wi-Fi where somebody might be snooping on you.  But the server itself isn't any more secure than it was.

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this means that no one can run a scanner and read the text going to/from your computer and the server (besides the images that bill mentioned)

Smurf Hunter:
As info, Google Chrome is saying the site is not complete secure.

When I inspect the page, all I find is the mix of HTTP and HTTPS.  The SSL certificate seems ok.



--- Quote ---Mixed content
This page includes HTTP resources.
Reload the page to record requests for HTTP resources.
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