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Chrome says "not secure" web site

Post by torleiffh » 06 Apr 2018 12:03

Why is this site not secure?
http://www.family-historian.co.uk/

This FHUG site is safe: https://www.fhug.org.uk

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Re: Chrome says "not secure" web site

Post by Jane » 06 Apr 2018 12:17

You are not actually putting any information on that site, if you visit the store part of the site it is secure.
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Post by tatewise » 06 Apr 2018 12:42

Yes, every browser says it is not secure, but no security information is involved, except for the Store product purchases pages https://store.family-historian.co.uk/ that is OK, and the Downloads > Plugin Store > My Plugins update pages http://www.family-historian.co.uk/plugi ... my-plugins that authors must login to, which is not secure and that is a small risk.
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Re: Chrome says "not secure" web site

Post by Valkrider » 06 Apr 2018 15:00

This is caused by Google trying to force everyone to have secure sites even though if you are not logging in or passing any payment info etc there is no need for sites to be https.

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Post by Tony Jones » 06 Apr 2018 15:57

There's plenty of information on the web about this - from this article https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/08/goo ... ure-label/ in February 2018 it seems Google decided to increase pressure on sites to migrate, and started putting out more warnings. I read it may get even noisier about it later this year.

From memory you have to have a certificate and these cost anything from £10 per annum (1st year price rising to £24) for individuals or £24 rising to £55. These are from a low-end provider. To get certificates from a top provider can cost £100s or even more, per year!
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Re: Chrome says "not secure" web site

Post by arthurk » 06 Apr 2018 16:23

Tony Jones wrote:From memory you have to have a certificate and these cost anything from £10 per annum (1st year price rising to £24) for individuals or £24 rising to £55. These are from a low-end provider. To get certificates from a top provider can cost £100s or even more, per year!
Having changed my web hosting company recently, I've found that for a small personal site many of them now offer certificates at no extra charge, presumably because browsers are becoming more fussy. Even though there's nothing on my sites that needs a secure connection, I felt it was worth getting one, as otherwise visitors might be scared off by the security warnings.

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Post by Tony Jones » 06 Apr 2018 16:30

And WordPress do the same for sites as well, I found, though only on the site I pay slightly more for!
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Re: Chrome says "not secure" web site

Post by torleiffh » 11 Apr 2018 14:11

torleiffh wrote:Why is this site not secure?
http://www.family-historian.co.uk/

This FHUG site is safe: https://www.fhug.org.uk
Today I found that the URL has changed to https://www.family-historian.co.uk/
And Chrome says "SAFE" :-)

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