Your information is now more secure thanks to HTTPS

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Art Andrews, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner

    We have recently made a small but significant change from HTTP to HTTPS.

    What does this mean? Data sent using HTTPS is secured via Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS), which provides three key layers of protection:

    • Encryption. Encrypting the exchanged data to keep it secure from eavesdroppers. That means that while the user is browsing a website, nobody can “listen” to their conversations, track their activities across multiple pages or steal their information.
    • Data integrity. Data cannot be modified or corrupted during transfer, intentionally or otherwise, without being detected.
    • Authentication. Proves that your users communicate with the intended website. It protects against man-in-the-middle attacks and builds user trust, which translates into other business benefits.

    What does this mean in a practical sense?

    1) You don't get that annoying and sometimes concerning notice in the address bar of Chrome and Firefox telling you the site is unsecure, therefore making you worry unnecessarily.
    2) Technically, the URL of the website has changed from HTTP to HTTPS and you should update your bookmark, although you will be automatically redirected if you don't.
     
  2. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Thank you Art for watching out for us......
     
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  3. Crimmson

    Crimmson

    Man in the middle attack is ..... old. Didnt know people were still doing that.
     
  4. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner

    The entire concept of SSL is a bit dated... but since Chrome and Firefox have now found it necessary to scare the crap out of people.... o_O
     
  5. Crimmson

    Crimmson

    That isnt no joke. Sometimes going back to old tech can get you into places. Better safe than sorry. Man in the middle attacks were hard to spot. Now? Heck just getting the certificate approved for the ssocket layer.
     
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