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Forum (software) suggestion: HTTPS encryption

Postby Arno » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:11 am

Hi!

Just a small suggestion.. :idea:

I noticed the forum is not using HTTPS to encrypt traffic to and from web browsers and phones and the likes.

In itself this is not a big deal, but it may open up some people to password sniffing, especially on publiv WiFi points and the like. (and of course nooooobody uses an important/same password on a forum or something like electronic banking.. right??? right... :roll: )

There's a free option these days to get at least a base certificate for the webserver software that can help out and encrypt the traffic flowing between clients and the forum software:

https://letsencrypt.org/

These guys run on donations/sponsoring so any money donated is appreciated and very useful but is not required.

Bye, Arno.
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Re: Forum (software) suggestion: HTTPS encryption

Postby weldin mike 27 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:38 am

Fat Bob is (was) our tech wizard. He seems to have gone missing. If anyone else knows how or if we need to fix this, feel free to chime in.
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Re: Forum (software) suggestion: HTTPS encryption

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:46 pm

I'll bring this post to Joey (Joseph) Collier's attention. He's been doing most of the webmaster duties.

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