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SSL ("secure") Browsing?

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Hey guys,

Do any of you care about SSL browsing? If there's enough demand, I'll look into implementing it.

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Being unsure as to what SSL is, I can't answer one way or another.
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I don't see that it would benefit me. Do you think I'm wrong?

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It's the "padlock" you see on some websites (e-commerce sites usually). It means the connection between you and the site is encrypted.

99% of websites are browsed in "plain text". SSL encrypts it so that only you and the website know what information is being shared.

There is very little reason to use HTTPS/SSL on this particular website, but there's a general push towards HTTPS/SSL becoming the new norm.

Essentially, HTTPS is a much more secure/best practice way to browse the web... nothing is required on your part as long as you use a modern browser.

You can read about the differences here http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/https.asp
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Dave wrote:I don't see that it would benefit me. Do you think I'm wrong?
No, I don't think you're wrong, which is partly why I haven't gone that route yet...

Nothing we talk about here is sensitive information, and there are zero financial transactions completed on this website.... and no real names/identities other than what we choose to share.

The only main benefit would be that passwords would now be sent encrypted (passwords are already encrypted on the server end, but now your computer would encrypt it before sending it over the internet, in addition to the server's end).

Biggest benefit is a little more security if you happen to use the same password for multiple services/websites (which you shouldn't do!)

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Update:

Alright, secure browsing has been enabled. If you can see this, you should see https:// before the address in your address bar, and you should have a green lock appearing.

Doesn't change your browsing experience other than that it's more secure now.

Enjoy :)
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:cheers: I don't see any change on my end. I'm good with it. Thanks for keeping us safe. :bow:
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I see the green lock.

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Working for me as well. More security, no added inconvenience, seems like a pretty good deal to me!
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Unsure if related, but here's what I've been seeing from my phone for a few days now.
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