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    Firefox security warning

    The latest version of Firefox on my iMac is reporting that the login page is not a secure connection and says that the URL should begin with https:// and not the plain unsecured http://

    Could the Mods comment on this please?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Firefox security warning

    I'm not sure yet what prompted the Firefox folks to implement this change in the latest version. However annoying it might be, I don't see this as an issue for us, since we aren't transmitting sensitive data in posts here.

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    Re: Firefox security warning

    It's a service provider issue rather than this site someone had a similar issue with APUG yesterday. I had similar with na new Forum but that was insecure as the Admin set-up files hadn't been deleted.

    Ian

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    Re: Firefox security warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Barker View Post
    I'm not sure yet what prompted the Firefox folks to implement this change in the latest version. However annoying it might be, I don't see this as an issue for us, since we aren't transmitting sensitive data in posts here.
    I believe Firefox considers user passwords as sensitive data.

    -Darren

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    Re: Firefox security warning

    What version of OSX are you using?

    While I don't know whether or not something similar is occurring with older OSX versions, I just got a notice that Firefox will no longer support XP. And, Firefox has been acting strangely on my system. Some pages, even on the Forum, don't display correctly.

    I know, I know, I'm still using XP.

    I may have to upgrade to something more recent. But I guarantee, it won't be current.

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    Re: Firefox security warning

    I have the same warning going on with Firefox on Apug and LFF.

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    Re: Firefox security warning

    I quit using Firefox a couple of years ago. I really dislike the company.


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    Re: Firefox security warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    I quit using Firefox a couple of years ago. I really dislike the company...
    Why?

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    Re: Firefox security warning

    This site doesn't have an SSL security certificate or an HTTPS URL that I'm aware of so the login warning makes sense. Do not login to this site over an unsecure wireless connection as their is potential for your authentication cookie to be stolen and someone to basically "assume" your session, using quite trivial hacking tools. Having said that the security of my LFF account is kind of the last on my list of online account priorities.

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