About the Browser Security Alerts.

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    We've had a lot of questions about the Security status of the USMB site. Some browsers indicate that this site "May not be secure"..

    There is very little SECURE personal info to "steal" on USMB other then your log-in password. So there is not much attention to "security certification" and the various orgs and hoops associated with them. I looked at the Security details of the Home Page using HTML and components inspection. Under Security -- you find THIS explanation..

    This page is not secure.

    Private User Data Input
    This page includes a password or credit card input over HTTP. A warning has been added to the URL bar.

    So login passwords -- yeah. Credit Cards? I dunno. There are options for making donations. I BELIEVE this includes PayPal and mailing a check. MIGHT be a credit card option. Otherwise, as I said, there is nothing to steal..

    If you're WORRIED -- just don't use a Credit Card for donations to USMB or the cafeteria.. If we got more donations, maybe we could boost the priority of fixing this. :up:

    I'll include a couple Forum Foundry Admins in the discussion and see if they want to comment or weigh in here.

    4Nines elchorizo smalltowngirl13
     
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    USMB is not HTTPS.

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    Not that you asked me, but I think many website security protocols are WAY over done. Like said, what is there to secure here besides my password? LOL!
     
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    The kind of security we are taking about here is not site security but server security and most sever companies like the one who serves here run two servers. One for content and one for emails and money. This sites server company also uses a 24 hour delay loading content from here to permant storage. That is done to protect against server bots. In the case of a server bot attack only 24 hours of content would be lost.
     
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    Could be.. I sincerely personally don't know. MAYBE the Donations is handled on another higher rated Security platform. Need to have the Admins clarify...
     
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    I'm still waiting on how to do the FURY award for Sonny Clarke.
     
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    Working on that. Go back to the PM and I'll update you..
     
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    Okay will later and thanks!
     
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    CLARK -------------------- NOT CLARKE

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