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#1 Totnor

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:22 AM

When I go to sign in to my account - using Firefox as I have done for years, I get a message saying it isn't a secure site. Please can anyone comment on this? I have signed in just to be able to post this.



#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

The forums don't use https, so login information isn't encrypted. In a recent Firefox update, they added security warnings to any login forms that aren't submitted over https.

 

You shouldn't use the same password that you would be using for security-critical applications like email, online shopping or banking. This isn't something new -- the forums aren't suddenly less secure than they were before, Firefox just raised the bar.


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#3 robertjacobs0

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

Not happening here with Firefox 53.0.2. Is it possible that your anti-virus/anti-malware program is sending the notice? If so, there's probably a setting which allows you to shut the warning down for the RootsMagic site.



#4 Totnor

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:23 AM

Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:53 AM

Not happening here with Firefox 53.0.2. Is it possible that your anti-virus/anti-malware program is sending the notice? If so, there's probably a setting which allows you to shut the warning down for the RootsMagic site.

Robert, Firefox current is 53.0.3. Maybe Totnor needs to check for the latest update



#6 robertjacobs0

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:50 AM

Thanks, Lighthouse. 53.0.3 installed shortly after I wrote my note on the 19th. I'm still not having the problem Totnor reported.

 

BTW, getting the Firefox version number is more cumbersome than it ought to be: three clicks, menu/help/about. It had been so long since I'd done it I had to look up the procedure.

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

BTW, getting the Firefox version number is more cumbersome than it ought to be: three clicks, menu/help/about. It had been so long since I'd done it I had to look up the procedure.


Protip: Firefox has about: commands

Try typing about:support into URL/search block for quicker action

http://winaero.com/b...about-commands/

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:13 AM

Thanks, Lighthouse. 53.0.3 installed shortly after I wrote my note on the 19th. I'm still not having the problem Totnor reported.

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#9 robertjacobs0

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM

Thanks, Kevin. Nice little procedure.

 

Don't know if the OP is still having the same problem.

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:14 PM

I get the warning from Microsoft Edge, too.


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#11 Totnor

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:29 PM

I still get the problem as in robertjacobs0  printscreen.



#12 kbens0n

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:24 PM

I still get the problem as in robertjacobs0  printscreen.


It's not a problem... it's a feature ...of the latest version of certain browsers
as Renee explained in post #2

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---Ô¿Ô---
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