Author Topic: Not secure  (Read 319 times)

Uhfgood

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Not secure
« on: 22 Oct 2017, 19:19 »
I'm getting warnings that my password may not be secure when logging in here.

Is there a reason that the forums don't seem to be secure (at least according to firefox)?

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Re: Not secure
« Reply #1 on: 22 Oct 2017, 19:50 »
I get that on a number of websites. Its just a warning from Firefox that you're logging into a website that doesn't use HTTPS security. It's more of an annoyance, than a useful feature.

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Re: Not secure
« Reply #2 on: 23 Oct 2017, 04:34 »
Would it be, you know, more secure if AGS forums did use https?

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Re: Not secure
« Reply #3 on: 23 Oct 2017, 05:08 »
Yes, but it was just as insecure before Firefox told you so.

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Re: Not secure
« Reply #4 on: 23 Oct 2017, 05:55 »
SMF didn't even support SSL until the latest version. Also it'll always complain about things being insecure regardless because externally hosted images aren't forced to be secured.

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Re: Not secure
« Reply #5 on: 23 Oct 2017, 09:16 »
The thing that is important about this is to not reuse your AGS Forums password for other sites or accounts.

That's really the key to password security in general: if one password gets hacked (or stolen in a security breach), that's usually not a big deal in itself, but if it means all your accounts are vulnerable, you're screwed.

The best way to ensure you're using high-quality, unique passwords is to use a password manager like Dashlane or Lastpass: https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp

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Re: Not secure
« Reply #6 on: 23 Oct 2017, 21:19 »
What password did you use?

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Re: Not secure
« Reply #7 on: 24 Oct 2017, 17:49 »
All the non-deplorable and important people use "password" for their password.  It's so very clever and popular these days.(roll)

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Re: Not secure
« Reply #8 on: 24 Oct 2017, 20:58 »
Oh, I just use "wrong"... cause if I forget it, the computer will tell me that my password is wrong. (laugh)
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