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Jim Roots

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Security Certificate

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 6:39 am

I'm now getting warnings whenever I try to log in to NitrateVille, that the site is not secure and login information could be stolen.

When I go ahead and log in anyway, it takes longer to move into the home page from the login page. We're not talking minutes here, but it is a noticeable pause.

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Re: Security Certificate

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 8:57 am

Anyone else seeing anything like this?
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Re: Security Certificate

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 12:15 pm

I think I'm getting it also - it appears to be a new Firefox "feature" and pops up when I'm using logins saved in Firefox to auto fill the login fields. Instead of immediately filling in the logins like it used to I now have to select the login ID from below the message before it drops in the info. Does it on other sites as well where I have saved logins. Probably useful info for the deeply paranoid, but I filed it under "Upgrades, Benign/Annoying."

No slowness issues though.
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Re: Security Certificate

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 1:13 pm

Absolutely right: it's due to the Firefox update. Mike, here is the page explaining the situation:
https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Protect- ... ta-p/27861

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Re: Security Certificate

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 1:25 pm

I'm using the older v.48 of Firefox which does not pop up the warning, but displays a "connection is not secure" message if the info icon next to the url box is clicked.

Not being secure (a site that connects via http rather than https) has Google search "ranking" consequences, among other things.
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Re: Security Certificate

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 7:59 pm

Jim, all you have to do is go to https://www.nitrateville.com instread of http://www.nitrateville.com or nitrateville.com. This will ensure that you always have a secure connection. If you have a bookmark for Nitrateville, make sure that you update it.

The new Firefox update has caused us headaches at work, because it no longer supports the java plugin. The good news is that you are protected from malicious viruses through Firefox. The bad news is that some web pages won't work the same.
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Re: Security Certificate

PostTue Mar 21, 2017 8:45 am

* Tsk *

There you go again, Bruce, trying to make my life easier.

It worked. Have you no shame, sir?

Thanks!

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Re: Security Certificate

PostTue Mar 28, 2017 7:46 am

One bit of helpful info for them's what have made the change to "https," if you want to see embedded YouTube links in a post you have to take the "s" out and just use "http" in the address bar. Was a bit baffling for a moment seeing large gaps in posts and folks talking about invisible videos.
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Re: Security Certificate

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 9:25 am

Something weird is going on with the login process.

In the past few days, I've logged-in with the security certificate. I've been sent to the Board index, and ... forced to login again, this time without the security certificate. Throughout my stay online, I may find myself once or twice again prompted to login unsecured when I want to move to another place on the site or post something.

Today takes the cake! After logging in twice, I posted my review of Lazybones without a problem, then was forced to login again when I wanted to go back to the index, and then forced to login again (the fourth time on the same visit) when I clicked on this thread.

I'm using Firefox.

And just now, when I attempted to post this note, I was forced to login for the FIFTH time!

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Re: Security Certificate

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 10:09 am

I've had some weird things, too. I've logged in, then tried to post a message, only to be sent back to the log-in page and lose my message. Then it won't let me log in, then let's me, then everything seems to be okay. It's as if someone or something is tagging along with me and devilishly laughing as it screws me up! It's happened at least three times in the past six or so days.

Additional coda: it just did it to me twice on this post!!!
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Re: Security Certificate

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 10:22 am

I've had a slightly similar problem (having to log in multiple times, but only when disposing of spam posters) so I'll ask the hosting co. if they know of anything.
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Re: Security Certificate

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 12:41 pm

I'm having the same problem as Mike.
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Re: Security Certificate

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 2:22 pm

I want $20,000 in small unmarked bills or you'll never see your website again. That's U.S. dollars.

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Re: Security Certificate

PostSat Jul 21, 2018 8:28 am

I get various security certificate warnings lately, but I'm using an older (Mac) operating system.
Slightly differently, just last week my Safari browser was no longer allowed access to my bank account since it is also old.

So, I switched to another browser.

That said, I am on Nitrateville right now using FireFox (61.0.1) on Mac. I'm not having any problems. I usually use Safari (on Mac) and have had not security certificate problems with Nitrateville.

I suggest trying out another browser on your computer just to see if that works.
Then:

Using FireFox
1. Try accessing nitrateville after restarting FireFox with the add-ons disabled. Maybe it's one of those.
2. If it's not that, then prepare for a re-installation of a fresh copy of FireFox (latest version for your computer and operating system).
3. Export all your bookmarks if you have more than a few. (It's a good practice to back them up anyway.)
4. Write down or make screen shots of all your FireFox settings/preferences so that you can change them on the new installation.
5. Once those are done:
6. Use FireFox or another browser to download the fresh copy of FireFox, but don't install it yet.
7. Use whatever utility is available for your computer to trash all files having anything to do with FireFox, including support, caches, preferences, folders, etc., etc.
8. Install the new copy and change the settings/preferences to what you want.
9. Import the saved bookmarks.
10. Try it on Nitrateville.

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Re: Security Certificate

PostSat Jul 21, 2018 11:15 pm

I'm using Firefox and it's been logging me out every minute or two. It seems to stay if i click "log me in automatically when i visit the site" which i don't really want to do, but i can manually log out when i'm done.

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