Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

add to bookmarks
Prev Topic | Next Topic

Author
Posts
(Read 949 times)
DWL
Forum Full Member


Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 1323
Location: Everywhere and nowhere baby ,
 
Insecure login
Monday, May 08 2017 @ 03:36 PM CDT

The latest version of Firefox on my MBP has just displayed a message as I tried to login that the connection was insecure and could be hacked. It suggests going to an https version of the page if there is one.

Sure enough there is an https macjams login but the email notification (and my bookmark) show http.

Interestingly Safari on Sierra isn't giving any message.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Dick

Hanging in with the out crowd (All rights reserved)
magnatone
Forum Full Member


Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 4384
Location: N/A
 
Re:Insecure login
Monday, May 08 2017 @ 03:55 PM CDT

Google Chrome has had this message for some time

my most recent song: "First Light (solo piano)"
particledots
Forum Full Member


Registered: 05/25/09
Posts: 1529
Location: , United States
 
Re:Insecure login
Monday, May 08 2017 @ 03:58 PM CDT

I have been getting that message for sometime on firefox as well. I didnt realise there was a https log in option

Should we be worried all of our tunes will be dumped on wikileaks by the russians now?
DWL
Forum Full Member


Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 1323
Location: Everywhere and nowhere baby ,
 
Re:Insecure login
Wednesday, May 10 2017 @ 02:51 PM CDT

At least we'll know someone must have been listening.... Wink

Hanging in with the out crowd (All rights reserved)
DWL
Forum Full Member


Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 1323
Location: Everywhere and nowhere baby ,
 
Re:Insecure login
Wednesday, May 10 2017 @ 02:51 PM CDT

Double post

Hanging in with the out crowd (All rights reserved)
 
MikeRobinson
Forum Full Member


Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 718
Location: Chattanooga, TN United States
 
Re:Insecure login
Wednesday, May 10 2017 @ 08:07 PM CDT

Unfortunately, various web-browser designers have forgotten that many web-sites still exist out there which are not particularly “mission-critical to the future conduct of the Entire Universe.™“

Also, they seem to have very-gratuitously concluded that the entire Universe of “Web Users” now consists only of individuals who could not possibly be capable of making such judgments on their own.

Or, most likely, they’ve just been listening a little bit too-much to their lawyers . . .

- - -

Funny thing is ... if the web-site owners in question did absolutely nothing else but to HTTP 301 Moved Permanently their existing HTTP web-sites to an otherwise completely(!) unchanged HTTPS version of the same thing, all such messages would vanish.  

(Caveat Emptor.   Digital computers are not actually as smart as they sometimes profess to be.)   And ... full disclosure,™ ... “I should know.”   This technical distinction is ... (alas) ... only(!) interesting because it can be objectively detected by software.