Web Site Not Secure?

Discussion in 'ClubSeaRay.com Suggestions' started by Little Ducky, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    Why isn't the CSR forum a secured forum?

    I some times get a "this web site is not secure" warning and in the web browser area it always shows "Not Secure".

    Is it a setting on my end or yours?
     
  2. HavnFunYet?

    HavnFunYet? Member

    170
    Mar 16, 2008
    Michigan
    1998 Sea Ray 370 DA
    310 Mercury Hypalon w 9.9 Merc
    454 Mercruiser 7.4 MPI's
    You’re effed.
     
  3. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    just noticed, not https. I thought all sites were http...
     
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    A quick background...

    HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol) is the standard non-encrypted protocol. HTTPS is an encrypted protocol where all transmissions between the browser and the server secure. HTTPS also provides some level of website verification depending on the type of encryption implemented. There's a lot more tech stuff behind this but it is not necessary for this discussion.

    As for most hosting implementation it is a pretty simple task to install an digital certificate on the server. While in the past they were fairly expensive (for almost nothing), today there exists a few free options. In my tech company (we provide all types of custom hosting and data center services) it is a simple as pressing a button and the server gets a free certificate from "LetsEncrypt". To get some of the higher level certificates you will have to pay, validate the authenticity and ownership, and manually install - but unless ecommerce is involved the basic ones are probably fine.

    Browsers today also complain a lot more about site not being secure than they used to.

    -Kevin
     
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  5. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
  6. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Simple for the site owner to do. Would be in everyone's best interest.

    Do the moderators read every thread, every post?

    @sfergson727 I think is a moderator. not for sure. maybe someone could tag with the moderators they know.
     
  7. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    That's why I placed it in the CSR Suggestions forum to hopefully snag a moderators attention.
     
  8. Ike

    Ike Active Member

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    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    My web site is secure too. My ISP provided the security certificate free. Didn't really need to. But, some of the pages still trigger the "Not Secure" notice. I don't know if it's a problem with the page or with the links on the page. Many of my pages have links to other sites. Users don't enter any data and I don't track users, just the usual Google Analytics data.
     
  9. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Already sent to Jim the owner.
    Like I said before. We do have real jobs so we can't always respond fast enough. We try :)

    Chuck
     
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  10. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I’m convinced in that nothing is secure so I act accordingly.
     
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  11. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    That's a good assumption because with "man-in-the-middle" attacks if you are on WiFi that is not yours you never really know. Also once the data is decrypted on the server any malware there may be relaying out.

    -Kevin
     

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