When adding your username and password to a post, is anyone else getting the message that this site is not secure and can be compromised?
Terry, i just started getting that also after a firefox update. Do you use firefox?
I get that every now and then on Chrome
Hi Folks. I get it and I use Chrome
Chrome. We have had a few huge automatic updates in the past week. Screwed up a few things.
I better shut up now.
I'm getting the same message on Horseless Carriage Foundation search when I try to log in. I use FireFox and there was an update recently.
I was on both my lap top and desk top. After clearing my cache and download history on my desk top it went away on my home computer (little older version of firefox), tried the same thing on the lap top with latest download of firefox but it still is showing not secure.
I was wondering if I was the only one.
No need to worry, just means we haven't paid a third party for a certificate to say we are who we are.
You probably shouldn't set your password here the same as your bank account.
The latest edition of Firefox has just started telling me that......on several places I've been frequenting for years.....even this one.
I wouldn't worry about it. I'd bet 99.8% of you folks have Adobe Flash Player turned on for every site. You're far more likely to be hacked by errant Flash Player files. Not to mention your every move on the Internet logged by Google Analytics (Via Flash) and Windows 10.
This is a new feature that is available starting in Firefox version 51.
Firefox will display a grey lock icon with a red strike-through in the address bar, when a login page youíre viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers.
Starting in Firefox version 52, you will also see a warning message when you click inside the login box to enter a username or password.
Note: When you start typing in your login information, the warning message can obscure the password entry box. You can press the Enter key after you type in your username (or click outside of the password area) to dismiss the warning.
What can I do if a login page is insecure?
If a login page for your favorite site is insecure, you can try and see if a secure version of the page exists by typing https:// before the url in the location bar. You can also try to contact the web administrator for the site and ask them to secure their connection.
Not recommended: You can also continue to log in to the website even if the connection is insecure, but do so at your own risk. If you do go this route, try to use a unique password or a password that you donít also use for other important sites.
About insecure pages
Pages that need to transmit private information, such as credit cards, personal information and passwords, need to have a secure connection to help prevent attackers from stealing your information. (Tip: A secure connection will have "HTTPS" in the address bar, along with a green lock icon.)
Pages that donít transmit any private information can have an unencrypted connection (HTTP). It is not advised to enter private information, such as passwords, on a web page that shows HTTP in the address bar. The information you enter can be stolen over this insecure connection.
Note for developers
For developers looking to learn more about this warning, please see this page. The page explains when and why Firefox shows this warning, and will also provide some details on how to fix the issue. For more information, see this blog post and this Site Compatibility document.
By the way, all my clearing didn't help after all.