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Old 10-05-2019, 01:37 PM   #1
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will chrome users still be able to access these forums?
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:36 PM   #2
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The headline on that article is misleading. Here's the info from Google itself: https://security.googleblog.com/2019...t-https_3.html

A site like e-r.org, where only the login page is secure, should not be affected.
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:23 PM   #3
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A site like e-r.org, where only the login page is secure, should not be affected.
And even if it is, there is always the old standby:
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:06 AM   #4
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GOOGLE'S MARKET-LEADING Chrome web browser will begin blocking all types of non-HTTPS content from January 2020.

The move will affect web-page sub-resources, such as adverts, that are often still downloaded via insecure HTTP.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:40 AM   #5
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I would assume that the bbs software has a secured option that the mod's can flip on or users can add an other browser to their arsenal.
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I would assume that the bbs software has a secured option that the mod's can flip on or users can add an other browser to their arsenal.

It wouldn't be part of any BBS software, it's something you would have to set up with your hosting provider (assuming you don't manage your own hosting servers). I don't quite understand it completely, but I did help find unsecure resources while we were switching our client over to HTTPS. There's a lot there -- external resources such as scripts, even web fonts, can cause issues if they're not secure once you switch over.
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our logons here are https IIRC.. so I would assume the infrastructure is available.
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I removed the Chrome browser from my iMac. Iíd installed it on MacOS at the time I installed Chrome Remote Desktop.

Going forward, Iíll use Safari (for MacOS) and newly-installed Firefox (for Windows 10 in a Parallels VM).

[ADDED] I didnít make these changes due to these changes in Chrome but to lessen presence of Google where possible.
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I find it odd that a website where people talk mostly about their financial lives is not completely encrypted.
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I find it odd that a website where people talk mostly about their financial lives is not completely encrypted.
There is certainly a plan, I'm sure of it.
But I can't prove it.
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I find it odd that a website where people talk mostly about their financial lives is not completely encrypted.
If it were "completely encrypted", how would we read each other's posts?

Https does not encrypt metadata, so in that sense it is a boondoggle. NSA Director General Michael Hayden said, "We kill people based on metadata."

The current trend is to permit both http and https. This keeps God Google happy, lets users choose the access they prefer, and avoids breaking all sorts of stuff.
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